AEI Lands Leading Critic of Radical Islam

Maybe you saw Ayaan Hirsi Ali on 60 Minutes. She is articulate and appealling, the Somali-born member of the Dutch Parliament who came close to losing her citizenship over errors on her asylum application of 1992. Hirsi Ali is world-famous because she has renounced her Muslim faith over radical Islam, and because she wrote the script for “Submission,” the movie about Islam that resulted in the murder of Theo Van Gogh, the film’s director, in the Netherlands last year. After that murder, Hirsi Ali went into hiding herself.

Today the immigration case has threatened to bring down the Dutch government. And the Canadian Press reports that the former Muslim is headed to…

Hirsi Ali was in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday looking for a house and was not expected back in the Netherlands until next week, [Ingrid] Pouw [a spokesman for Ali] said. Hirsi Ali is due to start work at the conservative Washington-based think-tank, the American Enterprise Institute, in September.