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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, was raised Muslim, and spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. In 1992, Hirsi Ali came to the Netherlands as a refugee. She earned her college degree in political science and worked for the Dutch Labor party. She... show more



Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, was raised Muslim, and spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. In 1992, Hirsi Ali came to the Netherlands as a refugee. She earned her college degree in political science and worked for the Dutch Labor party. She denounced Islam after the September 11 terrorist attacks and now serves as a Dutch parliamentarian, fighting for the rights of Muslim women in Europe, the enlightenment of Islam, and security in the West.

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Birth date: November 13, 1969
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Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
This is a fascinating memoir from an impressive author. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia; just a generation before, her family were nomadic herders. She spent her early years in Somalia before her father’s political involvement forced the family to flee; she and her siblings spent their teenage y...
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Rachel's books rated it 4 years ago
I noticed I had a lot of non-fiction books that I was wanting to read, but so often overlooked for something fictional. So, I decided my goal was to read one a month. This is my non-fiction choice for July. The following might be boring to anyone but me. (And after reading it, it reads more like an ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
Read by the author, in a calm and mellow voice of reason, this highly detailed and lucid explanation of the nature of radical Islam should be required reading in the schools. She briefly outlines the history of Islam while admitting that she is not a scholar, merely she is very well read and a victi...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
It is coincidence that as I was reading this book and as I write this review that among the many stories in the news there was a shooting in Texas due to cartoons showing Muhammad, six PEN authors have drawn out of Gala where Charlie Hebdo would receive an award, and NPR is doing a piece about an ar...
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Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: essays, philosophy, nonfiction, published-2007, winter-20132014, tbr-busting-2014, sciences, fraudio Read from January 03 to 05, 2014 The Portable Atheist read by Nicolas Ballanthology of atheist writing through the ages.1. Introduction by Christopher Hitchens2. Lucretius: from the N...
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