2 items from 2015
Friday night is “Real Time With Bill Maher” night for us, and this week (May 15 10-11 Pm live Et/tape delayed Pt) sees Bill host the always fascinating women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as the top-of-show interview guest.Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born activist who once called Islam a “nihilistic cult of death,” has warned Americans that honor killings and mutilations, so commonplace in the Islamic world, are happening right here in the USA. Hirsi Ali’s latest book, “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now” (Harper) she argues that Islam needs to eradicate the elements she believes promote violence, and make it […] »
- April Neale
I have been engrossed for the last week in Infidel, an autobiography that chronicles the life and times of political activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and how she became who and what she is. Ms. Ali will be familiar to those readers of this column, who, like me, strive to never miss an episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. She has also appeared on Fox News, CNN, and just about every news organization around the world – though I don’t know if she has ever been invited onto Al-Jazeera, even here on the U.S. version.
But if not, here’s a short version of Ms. Ali’s biography. Born into a traditional Muslim family in Somalia in 1969, her father was Hirsi Magan Isse, a leader of the Somali Salvation Democratic Front and who was actively involved in the Somalian Revolution against the Siad Barre government. »
- Mindy Newell
2 items from 2015
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