Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Cases Against Islam And For America

“Islam” means “submission to the will of Allah”, a doctrine which requires from the individual to become a slave.  In my view, it’s bad.  Islam limits the imagination to what you can find in the Koran and to follow in the example of the prophet Mohammed.  I think that’s bad and that’s what keeps people [Read More...]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali At The Ottowa International Writer’s Festival

An interview from June 10 with the author of Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations: Click through the video to see all 5 parts. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

What is fundamentalism?

by Sara Manasterska  A couple of days ago, I saw Dan’s post of a Ayaan Hirsi Ali video, in which she was explaining that the willingness of fundamentalists to kill people cannot be only blamed on their destitute situation (for two reasons: 1. not all of the fundamentalists who become terrorists are poor, 2. not [Read More...]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Don’t Blame Islamic Terrorism on Economic Woes

Here is the complete talk from which that clip derives: Ayaan’s books are Infidel, The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam, and, her newest, Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“I Prefer John Locke To Jesus Christ, I Prefer John Stuart Mill To Jesus Christ…I Prefer Jon Stewart To Jesus Christ”

If you missed Ayaan Hirsi Ali on The Colbert Report last night, make time to watch it now: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Ayaan Hirsi Ali www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Fox News And in either case I also recommend from March 15, 2007, in which he hardly knows [Read More...]

American Academy Of Pediatrics Reverses Support For Female Circumcision “Compromise”

The American Academy of Pediatrics had proposed permitting American doctors to ritually “nick” the clitorises of girls whose parents want to maintain their customs in America.  The thinking was that this compromise would prevent such parents from going underground to have a fuller mutilation of the clitoris carried out instead.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that [Read More...]

Does Religious Misogyny Get A Free Pass?

Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom have a book out called Does God Hate Women? Nick Cohen quotes it thusly, Well, what can one say. Religious authorities and conservative clerics worship a wretchedly cruel unjust vindictive executioner of a God. They worship a God of 10-year-old boys, a God of playground bullies, a God of rapists, of [Read More...]