Monday, May 15, 2006


Ayaan Hirsi Ali is leaving the Dutch parliament and the Netherlands in September and moving to the United States:
Hirsi Ali has been on a speaking tour in the US and is due to make an official announcement on Tuesday.

She is going to work for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative Washington think tank. The institute was founded in 1943 and is seen as one of the most important advisors to the government of George Bush.

Somali-born Hirsi Ali has been an outspoken critic of aspects of Islam and she became a campaigner for freedom of speech afterthe murder of film director Theo van Gogh in November 2004.

Hirsi Ali and Van Gogh collaborated on the short film ‘Submission’ which featured women in see-through veils discussing ill-treatment of women in Muslim societies. Hirsi Ali’s life has been threatened several times and she is under armed guard.

The unquenchable spirit of this woman, and her ability to truly "speak truth to power" in perverted world of Islam is astonishing. Unlike most of the lunatic left who apologize and appease evil, speaking nonsense to noone; this woman is a beacon of courage and a stalwart defender of free speech.

America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. Hirsi Ali is finally coming home. I wish her well; and that she lives long and prospers in her new country.

Here's an excellent profile of the woman.

Here's a recent interview of Ali.

Dymphna at Gates of Vienna has a few bones to pick with her. Maybe she can discuss them in person now.

Jeff Goldstein has more thoughts on her imminent relocation.

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