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"Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Somali: Ayaan Xirsi Cali; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch feminist, writer, and politician. She is the estranged daughter of the Somali scholar, politician, and revolutionary opposition leader Hirsi Magan Isse. She is a prominent critic of Islam, and her screenplay for Theo Van Gogh's movie Submission led to death threats. Since van Gogh's murder by a Muslim in 2004, she has lived in seclusion under the protection of Dutch authorities.

When she was eight, her family left Somalia for Saudi Arabia, then Ethiopia, and eventually settled in Kenya. She sought and obtained political asylum in the Netherlands in 1992, under circumstances that later became the center of a political controversy. In 2003 she was elected a member of the Tweede Kamer (the Lower House of the Dutch parliament), representing the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). A political crisis surrounding the potential stripping of her Dutch citizenship led to her resignation from the parliament, and led indirectly to the fall of the second Balkenende cabinet.

She is currently a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank linked to neoconservatism, working from an unknown location in the Netherlands. In 2005, she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She has also received several awards for her work, including Norway's Human Rights Service's Bellwether of the Year Award, the Danish Freedom Prize, the Swedish Democracy Prize, and the Moral Courage Award for commitment to conflict resolution, ethics, and world citizenship."
The Caged Virgin

An EmancipationProclamation for Women and Islam
Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islamare threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage arebranded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali’sprofound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of theindividual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamiccountries and immigrant communities. Hard-hitting, outspoken, and controversial,The Caged Virgin is a call to arms for the emancipation of women from a brutalreligious and cultural oppression and from an outdated cult of virginity. It isa defiant call for clear thinking and for an Islamic Enlightenment. But it isalso the courageous story of how Hirsi Ali herselffought back against everyone who tried to force her to submit to a traditionalMuslim woman's life and how she became a voice of reform.

Born in Somalia and raised Muslim, butoutraged by her religion's hostility toward women,
Hirsi Ali escapedan arranged marriage to a distant relative and fled to the Netherlands. There,she learned Dutch, worked as an interpreter in abortion clinics and sheltersfor battered women, earned a college degree, and started a career in politicsas a Dutch parliamentarian. In November 2004, the violent murder on anAmsterdam street of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, with whom Hirsi Ali had written a film about women and Islamcalled Submission, changed her life. Threatened by the same group that slew vanGogh, Hirsi Ali nowhas round-the-clock protection, but has not allowed these circumstances tocompromise her fierce criticism of the treatment of Muslim women, of Islamicgovernments' attempts to silence any questioning of their traditions, and ofWestern governments' blind tolerance of practices such as genital mutilationand forced marriages of female minors occurring in their countries.

Hirsi Alirelates her experiences as a Muslim woman so that oppressed Muslimwomen can take heart and seek their own liberation. Drawing on her love ofreason and the Enlightenment philosophers on whose principles democracy wasfounded, she presents her firsthand knowledge of the Islamic worldview andadvises Westerners how best to address the great divide that currently existsbetween the West and Islamic nations and between Muslim immigrants and theiradopted countries.

An international bestseller -- with updatedinformation for American readers and two new essays added for this edition --The Caged Virgin is a compelling, courageous, eye-opening work.
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From Islam to America: A PersonalJourney through the Clash of Civilizations
Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention withInfidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks onthe New York Times bestseller list. Now, in Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of coming to America to build a newlife, an ocean away from the death threats made to her by European Islamists,the strife she witnessed, and the inner conflict she suffered. It is the storyof her physical journey to freedom and, more crucially, her emotional journeyto freedom—her transition from a tribal mind-set that restricts women’s everythought and action to a life as a free and equal citizen in an open society.Through stories of the challenges she has faced, she shows the difficulty ofreconciling the contradictions of Islam with Western values.

In these pages
Hirsi Ali recountsthe many turns her life took after she broke with her family, and how she struggledto throw off restrictive superstitions and misconceptions that initiallyhobbled her ability to assimilate into Western society. She writes movingly ofher reconciliation, on his deathbed, with her devout father, who had disownedher when she renounced Islam after 9/11, as well as with her mother and cousinsin Somalia and in Europe.

Nomad is a portrait of a family torn apartby the clash of civilizations. But it is also a touching, uplifting, and oftenfunny account of one woman’s discovery of today’s America. While
Hirsi Ali lovesmuch of what she encounters, she fears we are repeating the European mistake ofunderestimating radical Islam. She calls on key institutions of theWest—including universities, the feminist movement, and the Christian churches—toenact specific, innovative remedies that would help other Muslim immigrants toovercome the challenges she has experienced and to resist the fatal allure offundamentalism and terrorism.

This is
Hirsi Ali’sintellectual coming-of-age, a memoir that conveys her philosophy as well as herexperiences, and that also conveys an urgent message and mission—to inform theWest of the extent of the threat from Islam, both from outside and from withinour open societies. A celebration of free speech and democracy, Nomad is animportant contribution to the history of ideas, but above all a rousing call toaction.

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