Genialt foredrag. Opdatering – udskrift hos Citizen Times her:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: A Secular Spring or an Islamist Winter? – April 14, 2012
This is a brilliant speech: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a human rights activist especially for the rights of women under Islam. She is utterly fearless in her condemnation of repressive regimes and religions where the rights of dissidents, male or female are oppressed.
She was born in Somalia, the daughter of a political opponent of the ruling dictator. Raised as a Muslim, she attempted to be a devout believer but fled an arranged marriage to what initially was a sanctuary in Holland. She became a Dutch citizen and was elected to parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She left the Netherlands after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh who was making a film about the treatment of women under Islam. Ayaan had scripted the film and she was targeted as being the next to die.
Ayaan now lives and works in Washington DC and her current work is researching the relationship between Islam and the West. She is very interesting and critical about the failure of Western liberals to defend free speech and the rights of women under Islam.
She speaks here at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne in a talk entitled “The Arab protests of 2011: A secular Spring or an Islamist Winter?”
Videoen kan også ses her eller her hos australske ABC. Og en prisoverrækkelse – der tales tysk i starten. Leon de Winter taler efter godt 3 minutter – på engelsk. Hirsi Ali taler efter ca. 19 minutter. Vi hører blandt andet om tragedien i Norge:
Verleihung des Axel-Springer-Ehrenpreises 2012
Preisverleihung des Axel-Springer-Preises für junge Journalisten am 10. Mai 2012 in der Berliner Ullstein-Halle: Einführung durch Marc Thomas Spahl, Laudatio von Leon de Winter, Preisübergabe durch Friede Springer und Dankesworte von Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Opdatering – fandt et interview:
Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Protecting Women From Militant Islam
Even in democratic nations, mothers and daughters are held back from basic freedoms
By Kathleen Burke – May 15, 2012
In the United States, author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali continues her work on behalf of Muslim women and girls with her eponymous Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation. She spoke with Smithsonian about the Foundation’s mission and its ongoing efforts to protect Muslim women in this country from oppression and violence.
Could you discuss the work of the AHA Foundation, the essence of your goal and what your future plans are?
The foundation’s mission is to protect women from violence justified in the name of culture and religion. By religion, first and foremost I mean militant Islam. The violence that these women encounter is the result of their desire to be free. The freedom they seek is to pursue education; freedom to work, and most importantly, freedom to own their own bodies. To be mistresses of their own bodies, they want to choose their own mate, to choose how many children they have. In some Muslim households, this is not possible.
Mere HER hos The Smithsonian.