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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Liberal Betrayal of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born Dutch Parliamentarian, has been living under protection since collaborating with Theo VanGogh in the production of the anti-Muslim film Submission has recently been voted out of her co-op because the other residents feared for their safety.

She made this statement recently in New York:

"My criticism of the West, especially of liberals, is that they take freedom for granted."

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was in New York, that bastion of liberalism, where her host at PEN acted badly, the cognitive dissonance in the room belonged less to those who had paid to listen to her than to those who had invited her to speak.....

An Enlightenment Fundamentalist at the New York Sun (Requires registration) but is available at Atlas Shrugs.


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