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Why they hate her

(Scott Johnson) Getting the chance to interview Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Power Line at the 2012 Presidential Conference in Jerusalem was one of the highest of the many highlights I’ve had writing for Power Line over the past (nearly) 14 years. Show More Summary



Twisting Words to Advance an Ideologically-Driven Narrative

Cenk Uygur in 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher, Maajid Nawaz, Peter Boghossian...I don't know how they do it. I don't know how they stay sane in the face of the near constant barrage of crap that comes their way. Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali draws criticism from fellow atheists at Yale

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

A campus appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken Muslim-turned-atheist activist, is being challenged again, this time at Yale University where she is scheduled to speak Monday night (Sept. 15).

A Conversation About Islam Between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz

Ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz spoke about gender equality, free speech, and the problem of radicalism at a recent event. It took place in London on February 23.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: America's Greatest 'Weakness' Against Radical Islamic Terrorism Is Political Correctness

Former Muslim and best-selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued last week that political correctness in the West is making it harder for the U.S. and other Western nations to combat the rise of radical Islamic terrorism and its political philosophy.

The challenge of radical Islam

(Scott Johnson) In the latest installment of his series of Conversations, just posted this morning, Bill Kristol talks with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I have posted the complete video below (about 60 minutes); it is divided into two chapters as posted here at the Conversations. Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Too Controversial for an Anti-ISIS Social Media Campaign

It is a pleasant surprise to see the State Department’s anti-ISIS social media campaign, “Think Again Turn Away” saluting Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the bravest voices against Islamic radicalism — going back to her 2004 film with Theo Van...Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: After Paris, America has no choice but to become more like Israel

She told Megyn Kelly that Israel hasn't "declared war on Islam," but mass murder is now "unthinkable" there

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Asks: Whither Islam?

(Steven Hayward) Ayaan Hirsi Ali has a new article up in Foreign Policy magazine with the totally non-controversial title, “Islam Is a Religion of Violence.” Here she repeats several of the themes of her most recent book, which she dilated in her speech and conversation with me out in San Francisco last month. Show More Summary

"I can. And I will"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born author and campaigner who was overjoyed recently, as many people were, at the success of Nadia Hussein, a Muslim woman, in winning The Great British Bake Off. So much so that she quoted Nadiya's words in response to her joyful victory: "I am never going to put boundaries on myself again. Show More Summary

What Dean Obeidallah Gets Wrong About Sam Harris

Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and other vocal critics of Islam have frequently been called bigots by those who say the atheists unfairly lump all Muslims together as extremists. Of course, anyone who actually listens to them knows that's not the case. Show More Summary

The high-risk strategy of Muslim reformers

From Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Maajid Nawaz, the Islamophobia industry preys on the painful experiences of Muslims.

Defending Allies and Avoiding Hypocrisy

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When someone we like and possibly even respect as a worthwhile contributor to secular activism is shunned, boycotted, demonized, and/or publicly shamed, we tend to come to this person's defense (here's an example of something like this from a few years ago). Show More Summary

AYAAN HIRSI ALI ON DAVID CAMERON’S NEW PROGRAM: Britain is right to cut out the Islamist cancer….

AYAAN HIRSI ALI ON DAVID CAMERON’S NEW PROGRAM: Britain is right to cut out the Islamist cancer.

The dangerous fraud of the “Islamophobia” excuse

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamic extremism is a cancer that is spreading around the world, claiming innocent lives from…

To Medina and Back

I reviewed Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Heretic, for this month's issue of Commentary magazine. Here's the first part. In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world. Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wants to Know if Ben Affleck Would Play Muhammad in a Movie

In a new video for Big Think, Ayaan Hirsi Ali reflects on the "debate" between Ben Affleck and Sam Harris over what constitutes Islamophobia.

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