Important Talk by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

This is an important 2011 conversation with a truly amazing woman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of “Infidel,” “Heretic” and other books, Somali woman victim of female genital mutilation, immigrant to the Netherlands and now US citizen due to death threats made against her when she began to speak out for Muslim women’s rights in Holland.

If you don’t have time for the full talk, then especially take time to listen to minutes 57 onward — deeply relevant for the US and Europe right now, with messages for both far right and far left. In earlier parts of the talk, she describes efforts towards peace and the importance of moving beyond indoctrinated hatred. It also offers an opportunity to learn about Sharia Law from a former Muslim and current activist trying to save young women and girls from the growing problem of “honor violence”in the US.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by penniewoodfall on January 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Great Lady…….
    I follow her…:)
    thanx

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  3. Posted by CindyW on January 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    thank you for this timely post! I had never heard of her, have known of Tariq Ali for years. What they said – they gave me the best answers to liberals who say we should just be tolerant – of anything, regardless of its effects (including the recent groping/rape news from Germany) – and to conservatives who lump all Muslims into one big group they’re against.

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  4. Posted by CindyW on January 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    sorry -my comment should have read “Tarek Fatah,” not Tariq Ali

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  5. No worries! I thought the talk was really good for just the reasons you mentioned. Too many people are flying off the handle one way or another. Here’s someone who lived as a Muslim in Somali, as a Dutch citizen, activist and even office holder, and as an American citizen and activist. Plus, she’s black. Let her do the talking. She’s got a really balanced message that’s not PC, but just looking for truth, peace and how to protect women and young girls. David’s sister read her book a couple years ago, and it really hit home since their family is half Dutch — father from Amsterdam.

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