Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an inspiring woman and tireless critic of Islam; especially its subjugation of women, despite the many death threats she receives. ¬†For her own protection, her whereabouts is always kept secret and she must travel with a security team. She grew up in a Muslim household and culture, so knows what she’s talking about. ¬†She suffered genital mutilation as a young girl and later ran away to escape a forced marriage.

There is some criticism of Ayaan based on lies she now admits to making when seeking political asylum in Holland. That was a desperate time for her and I don’t fault her for her youthful foibles. ¬†Everybody lies at some time or another. ¬†She has also faced criticism for “extreme” statements. ¬†Whether or not she actually made inappropriate or erroneous remarks, I don’t know. ¬†What I do know is that I agree with all the opinions and assertions I’ve seen her make in her many videos. ¬†I admire her immensely.

Below, you’ll find many of her longer videos.


Ayaan recommends Christianity to ex-Muslims who miss religion

Debate: Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

The Commonwealth Club, Palo Alto, California

On Islam


On Her Book, ‘Nomad’

At Aspen Ideas Festival

On Abuse of Women in Islam (Wisconsin Union)