Tuesday, December 15, 2015

AYAAN HIRSI ALI: 'DESTROY ISLAMIC EXTREMISM'

Human rights activist, Harvard Kennedy School Fellow and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali is on Al Qaeda's hitlist for producing a film in 2004 with Theo van Gogh about life for women under Shariah Law. Regardless of the fatwa she still boldly speaks out.


Best of Ayaan Hirsi Ali arguments and clever comebacks compilation. Part 1. Part 2.

UPDATE: The French President Fran├žois Hollande said quite correctly that the attacks in Paris were an act of war by the Islamic State. IS has vowed to launch further attacks on Europe. Therefore the continent must prepare for war and do everything in its power to destroy the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Containment and humiliation are not enough. But even if IS is destroyed, Islamic extremism will not. The destruction of IS will even inflame the religious rage for those who long for the Caliphate. European leaders must take a number of important decisions. To prevent more attacks on an even larger scale, the mindset needs to change. Islamic extremists will never succeed in turning Europe into an Islamic continent, but they can trigger a civil war that may turn parts of Europe into the Balkans of the 90s. (...) (Source)





Nov. 10, 2015


 "Islam Is A Religion of Violence"




Nov. 2, 2015 Pacific Research Institute Gala with Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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. Despite this categorical title, she holds out some hope for an Islamic reformation that will lead to Islam adapting to modernity—though she is not optimistic in the near term Excerpt:
The future of Islam and the world’s relationship with Muslims will be decided by which of the two minority groups — the Medina Muslims and the reformers — wins the support of the Meccan majority. That is why focusing on “violent extremism” is to focus on a symptom of a much more profound ideological epidemic that has its root causes in Islamic doctrine.
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Jan. 12, 2015


Ayaan Hirsi Ali On the Charlie Hebdo Massacre




Hirsi Ali made an appearance on The Kelly File to discuss the horrific murders of Charlie Hebdo editors.

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Sep. 19, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Nominated for EP's Sakharov Prize


Somali born women's rights scholar and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been nominated by the Euro Skeptic Party (EVDD) in the European Parliament for the prestigious Sacharov Prize for the Freedom of Enquiry. The prize will be awarded on November 26, 2014 in Strasburg. 




Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Full Speech at University of Wisconsin, 2011. Q&A part.

UPDATE: The virulent critics are already out in force.



Sep. 15, 2014


Ayaan Hirsi Ali Met With Standing Ovation At Yale


After being disinvited from  a speech at Brandeis University earlier this year, Ayaan Hirsi Ali despite a dishonest attempt by Yale’s Muslim Students Association to sabotage a scheduled lecture, the event took place Monday evening absent of conflict. On the contrary, Hirsi Ali was met with a standing round of applause at the end of the evening.

The Somali-born Hirsi Ali, who fled after undergoing forced genital mutilation and was arranged to be married, delivered the talk on the “Clash of Civilizations: Islam and the West” in which she touched on the Muslim world, which she deemed “on fire.” She thanked Yale University for standing for academic freedom as opposed to Brandeis University which revoked the offer of an honorary degree in April. Hirsi Ali stated that she understood United States president Barack Obama’s hesitancy to enter war but warned that “a world not led by America is going to be really, really a bad place to live in and we can see that." (Source)



April 13, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was disinvited from  delivering a speech at Brandeis University.  "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act". ~~ George Orwell

 Ayaan Hirsi Ali Weighs In On the Brandeis Retreat

 Last Thursday and Friday Fox News' Megyn Kelly spoke with CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper and Ayaan Hirsi Ali herself. Here is the footage:



Part 1: Megyn Kelly talks to Hooper and Hirsi Ali weighs in on the Brandeis retreat. Part 2 of the Hooper interview.



April 11, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'Shocked About Brandeis Decision'

Brandeis University has caved in the pressure of CAIR and cancelled the honorary degree they would bestowe upon the fierce defender of women’s rights activist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Not only did they betray their namesake, Louis Brandeis, but they gave legs to the vicious smears and defamation of crypto Jihadists and their appeasers. Today she responds and exposes just what moral cowards they really are. We need to be just as vocal and fierce in the defense of freedom.

Politely write to: rockhammer732@yahoo.com lawrence@brandeis.edu, cdharris@brandeis.edu, mlwalsh@brandeis.edu, elisa@brandeis.edu, mswig@brandeis.edu, obrien@brandeis.edu

Donors to the university should withdraw any current and future pledges. The university’s namesake, Louis Brandeis, once said, “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Brandeis University has all but abandoned his principles and their mission. Yes, Brandeis is in dire need of some disinfectant. (Source)

Kudos to the usually weak and spineless TIME magazine for running Ayaan's statement in response to Brandeis University’s cancellation of her honorary degree:
TIME Magazine, April 8, 2014 On Tuesday, officials at Brandeis University backed off granting an honorary degree to Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Alian, a staunch women’s advocate and fierce critic of Islam, due to many faculty members’ requests and a large online petition. Here is Ali’s statement in response to the university’s actions:  
Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me — just a few hours before issuing a public statement — to say that such a decision had been made. 
When Brandeis approached me with the offer of an honorary degree, I accepted partly because of the institution’s distinguished history; it was founded in 1948, in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, as a co-educational, nonsectarian university at a time when many American universities still imposed rigid admission quotas on Jewish students. I assumed that Brandeis intended to honor me for my work as a defender of the rights of women against abuses that are often religious in origin. For over a decade, I have spoken out against such practices as female genital mutilation, so-called “honor killings,” and applications of Sharia Law that justify such forms of domestic abuse as wife beating or child beating. Part of my work has been to question the role of Islam in legitimizing such abhorrent practices. So I was not surprised when my usual critics, notably the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), protested against my being honored in this way. 
What did surprise me was the behavior of Brandeis. Having spent many months planning for me to speak to its students at Commencement, the university yesterday announced that it could not “overlook certain of my past statements,” which it had not previously been aware of. Yet my critics have long specialized in selective quotation — lines from interviews taken out of context — designed to misrepresent me and my work. It is scarcely credible that Brandeis did not know this when they initially offered me the degree. 
What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming. Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles. The “spirit of free expression” referred to in the Brandeis statement has been stifled here, as my critics have achieved their objective of preventing me from addressing the graduating Class of 2014. Neither Brandeis nor my critics knew or even inquired as to what I might say. They simply wanted me to be silenced. I regret that very much. 
Not content with a public disavowal, Brandeis has invited me “to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.” Sadly, in words and deeds, the university has already spoken its piece. I have no wish to “engage” in such one-sided dialogue. I can only wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck — and hope that they will go forth to be better advocates for free expression and free thought than their alma mater. 
I take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported me and my work on behalf of oppressed woman and girls everywhere.
We live in a time of great moral crisis. The world today consists of bullies, their appeasers and a great many people who're desperately trying to hang on to the idea they are on the side of the angels if they continue to support Islam at the expense of the enslavement of women, homosexuals and infidels.


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