have your say on politics

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Dutch feminist activist, writer, politician and founder of the women's rights organisation the AHA Foundation. She is the daughter of the Somali scholar, politician, and revolutionary opposition leader Hirsi Magan Isse. She is a prominent critic of Islam, and her screenplay for Theo van Gogh's movie Submission led to death threats.
When she was eight, Hirsi Ali's family left Somalia for Saudi Arabia, then Ethiopia, and eventually settled in Kenya. She sought and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992, under circumstances that later became the center of a political controversy. In 2003 she was elected a member of the House of Representatives (the lower house of the Dutch parliament), representing the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). A political crisis surrounding the potential stripping of her Dutch citizenship led to her resignation from the parliament, and led indirectly to the fall of the second Balkenende cabinet in 2006.
Hirsi Ali is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

Hide Description
Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
The Next Great Movement?
2014-06-11
Think of Nudood Ali, Malala Yusufzai, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and the countless Afghan women who stand up to extraordinary misogyny and barbarism in situ. Imagine if they could gain momentum from Muslim women living in the relative safety of the West. Let us ...
(Arutz Sheva)
  1. The Next Great Movement: Muslim Women's Liberation

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Bloomberg bashes liberal McCarthyism at Harvard commencement
2014-05-29
Bloomberg also mentioned Brandeis University, which dropped plans to award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born women's rights activist who has drawn fire for her sharply worded criticisms of Islam. Bloomberg, who started out as a ...
(Reuters)
  1. Bloomberg Rips Liberal Intolerance on College Campuses

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Another View: Poor Gen W - these wimps can't stand other ideas
2014-05-28
This year, students and professors at Brandeis, Rutgers and Smith College have rebuffed such luminaries as human-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund ...
(Reno Gazette Journal)
  1. Graduation merry-go-round

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Brandeis Unbecoming: ChloƩ Speaks In Defense of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2014-05-20
Earlier this year, Brandeis offered to bestow an honorary degree on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an African woman who spent the early years of her life as a victim of her native African Muslim culture. It inflicted upon her, first, the physically painful and ...
(The Jewish Press)
  1. Harris, Hirsi Ali and other false prophets of reason

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
The villainization of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2014-05-17
In the early stages of the controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's cancelled honorary degree from Brandeis University, she looked like the victim. A survivor of Muslim oppression in her native Somalia, she's an angry, influential critic of Islam. When ...
(National Post)
  1. Brandeis Honorary Degree Recipients Disappearing Fast
  2. ELDER: Hollywood's Beverly Hills Hotel boycott: Sharia or Islam?
  3. Paul Greenberg: Shut up, they explain on campus

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Jill Abramson Backs Out of Brandeis Commencement
2014-05-16
In April, after outcry over the school's decision to award an honorary degree to activist and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis decided to withdraw the honor. Zeninjor Enwemeka can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter ...
(Boston.com)
  1. Fired NYT Editor Pulls Out of Brandeis Commencement
  2. Jill Abramson won't attend Brandeis commencement
  3. Brandeis University is Having the Worst Commencement Luck This Year

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Elite College Students Protest Their Elite Commencement Speakers
2014-05-13
And at Brandeis University, American Enterprise Institute fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali found her commencement address invitation rescinded after students raised concerns about statements she's made that are critical of Islam. Advertisement. These student ...
(Slate Magazine (blog))
  1. The lazy moralism of liberal college politics
  2. Why Disinviting Graduation Speakers Sends the Wrong Message to Students
  3. The FIVE: First Female Chief of IMF Withdraws from Smith College ...

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Shame on Brandeis
2014-05-10
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is, indeed, a controversial figure, especially for the vehemence with which she has criticized Islamic fundamentalism. Just read her memoir Infidel, and you'll understand why. Her childhood was spent in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya ...
(Wicked Local (blog))
  1. Bill Maher: 'Islam Is The Problem'

Do you support it?
YesNo
No votes yet
Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
2014-05-08
... the rights of women and girls. If my pointing this out offends some people more than the odious acts of Boko Haram, then so be it. Ms. Ali is a fellow of the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She is the founder of the AHA ...
(Wall Street Journal)
  1. International Support For Nigeria's Abducted Girls
  2. Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
  3. Ayaan Hirsi Ali Explains Boko Haram and Its Enslavement of Women

Page 1 » Page 2