Ayaan Hirsi Ali

New Zealand not safe for Ayaan Hirsi Ali

When I first saw this on twitter I thought oh well, Australia is not safe but Mum and I will still be seeing her this weekend. It never occurred to me that she would also cancel her tour of New Zealand. After all, we are not yet as bad as Australia now are we? We don’t have any Muslim dominated suburbs like Aussie do we? We don’t have any people on the terrorist watch list do we? She wouldn’t actually be at risk in good old New Zealand now would she?

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Your chance to listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali one of the 100 most influential people in the world

In April 2017, women?s rights activist, champion of free speech and best-selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali will make her first appearance in New Zealand to discuss the current world political climate, Islam, and a plethora of other vital topics.
Infidel. Heretic. Apostate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has courted controversy over her years in the public eye, earning widespread criticism amongst the liberal left and death threats from the religious right. April will see her come in Auckland to add her voice to the heated debate about Islam?s place in a modern liberal democracy.

The people who wrote this promo are either ill informed or are being deliberately obtuse. Since when was Islam considered the religious right? They can’t even say it. The death threats are from MUSLIMS!

You can book your tickets here.

Sun 9 Apr 2017, 6:30pm?9:00pm
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland
Restrictions:All Ages
Ticket Information:
VIP Post-event Cocktail: $249.00
A Reserve: $119.00
B Reserve: $99.00
C Reserve: $79.00
Student: $59.00
Buy Tickets ? 0800 111 999

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The Southern Poverty Law Center is demonising ex-Muslims

‘The intellectual confusion and moral paralysis plaguing the Western Left around the religion of Islam has done much to add credibility to the Western Right. Embodying the now-common approach of elevating politics over principle, the Southern Poverty Law Center has accused the ex-Muslim atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz of ?anti-Muslim extremism?.’

How ridiculous.

-Council of Ex-Muslims of New Zealand?FB page

We live In a bizarre world where ex-Muslims can be accused of extremism ?because they are critical of Islam. ?I guess they had to call them extremists because it’s incredibly difficult to ?accuse a person of racism if they are the same race as you. ?Democrats in America have the same problem when black people leave the political reservation to become Republicans. ?Instead of respecting the fact that they have a different opinion, they instead use racist terms like “he is an Uncle Tom.” ?The SPLC appear to have taken a leaf out of the Democrat handbook and are demonising?ex-Muslims and Muslim reformers by publishing a detailed hit list of 15 of these ?so-called “extremists.”

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali challenges Ben Affleck to play Muhammad

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a brave woman, challenging Islam almost daily.

Her latest challenge though is to Ben Affleck, to play Muhammed in a movie.

Truth Revolt reports:

Activist, Islamic apostate,?and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali has a question for Ben Affleck: would you play the role of Islam’s prophet Muhammad in a movie? The question is of course rhetorical; there is zero chance the actor would dare touch the part. He would call it respect, but fear is the obvious motivation. Only Muhammad is safe from Hollywood. Because actors don’t want to die. ? Read more »

Telling liberals to get their priorities straight

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a fascinating woman…and someone we really should take notice of. She gives liberals a sound kicking in explaining her stance on Islam, feminism and atheism in an interview with The Daily Beast.

Changing the subject for a moment, you have also voiced some unorthodox opinions on the subject of women?s issues in the United States?

Listen, this is what I have to say on women?s issues in the United States. We are so blessed as women to live in the United States. The best place to be a woman in the world is in the U.S. The best place to be black in the world is in the U.S. Is it perfect? No. Are we confronted with threats? Yes. But it?s the perfect place to fight [them] off. Because in the U.S., we have?besides the law?the majority of the population who accept that we, as women, have absolutely equal rights to men. The best place to be black in the world is here. I cannot imagine what it is like to be a black man living in Saudi Arabia, in Iran?even where the majority of people are black, like Africa. I cannot imagine a better place to be gay than in the U.S. I know that all European countries have accepted gay marriage and here in the U.S. we?re still struggling to accept that. On the other hand, when the jihadists in Europe attack gays in the streets, the governments don?t protect them. The best place to be Jewish in the world, besides the state of Israel, is in the U.S. The best place to be Christian is in the U.S. I don?t know anything else to say in the U.S. I know we?re in an election cycle and I?m supposed to take sides, but I?m not going to.

Very good points there, and still we silence from the liberal left on the plight of women and gays in Syria and Iraq.

It?s almost a year since you were embroiled in a controversy at Brandeis, where you were invited to speak at the commencement and then disinvited because some people felt that you had made comments that were offensive to Muslims. Looking back at that controversy today, how do you think it was handled by everyone?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: I?m glad you mentioned that it has been almost a year. I was working on the book, and I remember thinking: Here comes Boko Haram, they kidnapped 276 girls in the name of Islam, they have the Quran and it is sandwiched between two AK-47s, at the same time that this little Brandeis thing is in our news. There?s a woman called Meriam Ibrahim from the Sudan, and the government of Sudan condemns her to death because she married a Christian man and in Sudan, the law is that if you leave the religion of Islam, you are condemned to death. And it goes on and on, and the Islamic State [of Iraq and Syria] comes about, and by September of 2014 we?re back in Iraq saying that we?re going to destroy and chase to the gates of Hell the Islamic State.

What seemed to be a small controversy in a place called Brandeis, a Jewish university?it has these enormous geopolitical consequences. And this is a message to the people, the faculty and the students of Brandeis, but also to the other liberals who think that the best way to protect Muslims is to protect them from critical thinking. The answer is: No, actually, the best way to protect Muslims is to give them room to think critically about Islam, to reform it. And that?s the subject of this book.

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The liberal thought police versus freedom of speech

I have blogged previously of the liberal/left-wing desire to silence those who will speak their mind on things they disagree with.

They want dissent silenced. If it isn’t threatening and abusing Phil Robertson over his views then it is trying to silence skeptics on global warming or climate disruption as they prefer to call it now that the warming has failed to materialise.

The left-wing has become exceedingly intolerant and bully like in their question to silence opponents.

Kirsten Powers writes at USA Today:

Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences.

How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.

Each week seems to bring another incident. Last week it was?David and Jason Benham, whose pending HGTV show was canceled after the mob unearthed old remarks the brothers made about their Christian beliefs on homosexuality. People can’t have a house-flipping show unless they believe and say the “right” things in their life off the set? In this world, the?conservative Tom Selleck?never would have been?Magnum, P.I.? Read more »