Ayaan Hirsi Ali





Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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in Mogadishu, Somalia
November 13, 1969

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"Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Somali: Ayaan Xirsi Cali; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch feminist, writer, and politician. She is the estranged 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. Since van Gogh's murder by a Muslim in 2004, she has lived in seclusion under the protection of Dutch authorities.

When she was eight, her 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 controve
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Mr Obama's message to Gen David Petraeus was clear: time is up. Ten
years, a trillion dollars and 1,600 American casualties later, the
White House is essentially abandoning the attempt to build law and
order in Afghanistan.
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The Caged Virgin: An Emanci...
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De zoontjesfabriek: Over vr...
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Jeg anklager
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Adan en Eva
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The Muslim Reformation
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“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

“Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“As a woman you are better off in life earning your own money. You couldn't prevent your husband from leaving you or taking another wife, but you could have some of your dignity if you didn't have to beg him for financial support.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

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