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  • Hirsi Ali floats conversion to Judaism

    March 20, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Controversial Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali said that she had previously tried to convert to Judaism and suggested that she might attempt to do so again in the future.

    At a gathering hosted by Israeli Consul General of New York Ido Aharoni last Thursday, Ali told the crowd...

  • Brandeis University drops plan to honor critic of Islam

    April 10, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Brandeis University has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women's rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and "a nihilistic cult of death."

    The private university outside Boston said it had decided not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a...

  • Israelis voted for reality

    By David Suissa

    January 23, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Regardless of what kind of coalition a bruised and humbled Prime Minister Netanyahu shapes in the new government, the prospects for peace will depend less on his government’s actions and more on the sentiments of Israel’s neighborhood.

    To get a sense of those sentiments, consider...

  • EMET honors women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    June 23, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    The Endowment for Middle East Truth honored women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali for her role in speaking out against the oppression of women in radical Islamic countries.

    “I think about the threat of radical Islam to all of us almost every day,” Hirsi Ali said during...

  • Hirsi Ali, critic of Islam, honored for courage

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2008 | 10:57 pm

    A tall African-born woman, raised a devout Muslim but now one of Islam's sharpest critics, last week calmly dismantled some of the favorite shibboleths of American liberalism.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was in town to accept an inaugural award for her remarkable personal and civic courage from...

  • Malibu conference on Europe sees threats in ‘multiculturalism’

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was a beautiful Sunday in Malibu, but the 300 people gathered at a Pepperdine University hilltop building had little time to appreciate the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

    The scholars, journalists and concerned citizens were there for a conference whose title could hardly be weightier...