Ayaan Hirsi Ali August 5, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
I can’t help finding Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s reasoning appealing in this article in the latest edition of the wonderful Propsect Magazine. Maybe it’s naive to expect Islam to go through precisely the same reformation processes that Christianity did, but hurrah for her for speaking out. She is, of course, also author of the script for Theo van Gogh’s famous Submission, for which he paid the ultimate price at the hands of a crazed loon. The Somali-born Dutch MP has, it goes without saying, been threatened with death herself. Her opponents will say she is an over-westernised traitor, no doubt. Of course she is westernised; that does not make her anti-Islamist views, in my view, any the less valid.