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Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Criticism of Islam Angers Western Liberals

The Muslim Times

Ayaan Hirsi Ali attends a book presentation in April 2015 in Berlin.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali attends a book presentation in April 2015 in Berlin. Photo by Christian Marquardt/Getty Images

Ayaan Hirsi Ali can recount in virtual slow motion the events of November 2, 2004—the day Theo Van Gogh, her collaborator on a film about abuse of women in certain Muslim societies, was assassinated. The Somali-born women’s rights advocate and writer, then a member of the Dutch Parliament, had herself received innumerable death threats for writing the film, entitled Submission. The Dutch Minister of Interior informed her of what had occurred: Mr. Van Gogh was shot eight times and left on an Amsterdam street with his throat slit and a large knife stuck in his chest. The killer used a second knife to attach a note to Mr. Van Gogh’s chest, warning of violence to Western nations and to Jews, and pronouncing a death…

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