Around the world, it's clear that a key component of leadership -- at every level -- is the ability to tell your story. Think Sheryl Sandberg, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Malala Yousafzai. Their stories of triumph and hardship are core to their leadership. Show More Summary
In Cairo, Egyptian history appears to have completed a bloody full circle. First the crowds filled Tahrir Square to demand the end of a military-backed dictatorship. Then, just two years later, the crowds filled Tahrir Square again to demand the restoration of a military-backed dictatorship.
Last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Pakistan that the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was "restoring democracy." When the...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Infidel, views the Middle East from a Muslim background.
America's obsession with political correctness is undermining our security and our Constitution. So argues newly initiated American citizen Ayaan Hirsi Ali in an article suggesting that the United States do more to screen out "political Islamists" from its pool of aspiring citizens.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently spoke at the Sydney Opera House-hosted All About Women conference about how everyone ought to condemn cultural practices such as honor killings, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation: I haven't had a chance to watch the whole talk yet, but please leave important timestamps/summaries in the comments.
(Scott Johnson) Meeting Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the fourth annual Presidential Conference in Jerusalem this past June may have been my personal highlight of the year. I posted videos of my interview with her here and here. She is a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people. Show More Summary
All my life I have been a nomad. I have wandered, rootless. Every place I have settled in, I have been forced to flee; every certainty I have been taught, I have cast aside. - From Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
[Editor's Note: Please welcome guest blogger Andrew Tripp, author of Considered Exclamations and president and co-founder of the DePaul Alliance for Free Thought, a Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry on Campus affiliate. I invited Andrew to write this post following a conversation... Read More
All of religion is crazy — not just the crazy parts.
Since my post on the U.S. embassy riots had so many good comments, I thought I'd write a sequel and continue the discussion. I'd like to offer some further thoughts about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's article in Newsweek, on the mindset of "Muslim rage" and what this violence means for the future of Islamic... Read More
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim woman who authored a fascinating book, “Infidel,” about her life, has penned an article in this week’s Newsweek entitled “Muslim Rage: How I Survived, How We Can End It.” The article and the cover are infuriating the Left, as it tries to skew coverage of the violence occurring in [...]
Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the weakness of…
There’s been plenty of talk already about Newsweek‘s offensive cover… and the backlash… and the backlash to the backlash… … but Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s cover story is worth discussing just on its own: The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support — whether actively or passively — the idea [...]
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the author of "Infidel." She was forced into hiding in Holland after making a film on Islam and women called "Submission"...
When Ayaan Hirsi Ali was 19, she “piously, even gleefully” participated in a rally in Kenya to burn Salman Rushdie’s book—despite having never read it. Ali, whose cover story was published today in Newsweek, uses her own personal experiences of what …
The violent Islamist-led protests currently seen around the world cannot long endure, for they do not represent a beginning but a destructive end marking "the last gasp of Islamic hate." So writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim and...Show More Summary
Even in light of last week's violence, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, unlike her husband, is optimistic about democracy's long game in the Middle East: Utopian ideologies have a short lifespan. Some are bloodier than others. As long as Islamists were able...
Newsweek kicked off the week with an unfortunately named cover story, "Muslim Rage," timed to address the anti-American protests erupting across Muslim countries in the last week. It is written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of Islam, who escape …
Newsweek again made headlines today with its new cover story, "Muslim Rage." Ayaan Hirsi Ali uses the article as a means to tell us, "How I survived it, how we can end it." And thus, a controversy was born.