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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and Reader’s Digest’s European of the Year for 2005. She is the author of The Caged Virgin and the New York Times best selling memoir Infidel. Ms. Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia where she escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992. She later served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006. In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made Submission, a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures. The airing of the film on Dutch television resulted in the assassination of van Gogh by an Islamic extremist. Ms. Hirsi Ali continues to speak and write about the importance of freedom of speech, the need to reform Islam, and the rights of women. She is the founder and CEO of the AHA Foundation.

May 28The Problem of Muslim Leadership
The Wall Street Journal
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September 17Muslim Rage & The Last Gasp of Islamic Hate
The Daily Beast
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February 6Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World
The Daily Beast
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May 12The Right to Offend: A Speech by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
NRC Handelsblad
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