"was born in Somalia and raised a devout Muslim. In 1992, Ayaan was married off by her father in a ceremony which she refused to attend. In order to escape this marriage, she fled to the Netherlands where she was given asylum, and eventually citizenship. After earning a degree in political science at the University of Leiden, she served as an elected member of the Dutch parliament for three years."
She became an active critic of Islam and an advocate for Women's Rights. The violations she campaigns against are the very same ones that she experienced herself. Along with her supporters, Ayaan Hirsi Ali founded the AHA Foundation in 2007, as a charitable organization to help protect and defend the rights of women in the West against militant Islam.
In 2004 she collaborated with Dutch filmaker Theo van Gogh on a film about Islam's mistreatment of women. On 02 November 2004, Theo van Gogh was brutally murdered in Amsterdam by a Morrocan Muslim. Since then, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has lived under a death threat and requires a 24 hour security guard for protection.
Her first book "Infidel", has won world acclaim, but of course, the Muslim media was hugely critical. In this interview she talks about her new memoir "Nomad" and about what the West should do to lessen the influence of radical Islam among Muslim immigrants. Following the interview is the eleven minute film, Submission, for which Theo van Gogh was murdered. I urge you to watch both...
Regardless of which side of the arguement you are on, I ask you to consider this, Why, should people be murdered for their opinions of Islam? Every religion (and non-religion) has been criticized, ridiculed and disected ad infinitum, but with Islam, suddenly our mouths are taped shut and we fear for our very lives--Why? Why??
Submission~Theo van Gogh & Ayaan Hirsi Ali