Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali

December 8th, 2007 at 8:05 pm by David Farrar

I think most people know who Ayaan Hirsi Ali is.

She lives in real fear for her life.  Sam Harris has set up a way for people to donate to help with her protection.  That’s a good idea.  It would be a tragedy if she is killed, but it would also be tragic if she has to give up her freedom of speech just to stay alive.

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14 Responses to “Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali”

  1. Peak Oil Conspiracy (3,295 comments) says:

    From the Wikipedia link:

    Her writings, especially her screenplay Submission, and her autobiography Infidel, led to death threats from numerous Muslim organizations and individuals, which have forced her to live under guard and in relative seclusion.

    So is Islam a peaceful religion then?
    http://www.alislam.org/islam/islam-peaceful-religion.pdf

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  2. Kimble (4,443 comments) says:

    It is the religion of peace. Peace through superior IEDs.

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  3. john (478 comments) says:

    it is a religion of peace ,those who cause waves, are beheaded, end of problem,

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  4. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    The woman is now so legendary Even Oprah would think twice before hosting her. Even Salmond Rushdie hasn’t been on the Oprah show.

    I think of the Burmese woman under house arrest all these years.

    These people have laid their lives down for their convictions.

    Martin Luther King said a man’s not a man unless he has a cause to die for.

    I succinctly remember a line from Fantasy Island when Rourke said the working class man is the silent hero of the world.

    Heroism comes in many forms. Especially to the ones who love us.

    If we have no one to love us , we really are no one. In fact, comparable to a bird with a broken wing I once read. Crash land every time.

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  5. Tina (687 comments) says:

    Yeah….the tolerant Presbyterians are after her.

    Still, they often look like what they are….

    If Ayaan is serious…. small town NZ or Aust would provide community watchfulness and easy protection.

    Doubt if she wants to get too far from a latte tho.

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  6. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    “small town NZ or Aust would provide community watchfulness and easy protection.”

    Can you imagine if she was assassinated in NZ. the Muslim community would never live it down. It would thought bring out their true colours and show how much terroism we do have in this country.

    Yes, getting ahead of myself I know, esp after the Muslim community apologised to the bear woman in England.

    Basically though, I would really like to know what kind of Muslim community we have in NZ. Are they actually dormant terroists awaiting their moment. Am I just being silly?

    I don’t know.

    [DPF: Well firstly you can't really treat them as one community. But in terms of their regional and national leadership, I have to say I think we are very fortunate in NZ. Generally the Muslim community leadership has avoided the extremism in many overseas countries, and in fact I think it is unfortunate that sometimes they get tarred with the actions of overseas extremists. I always try to differentiate between the actions of those who believe in Islam and those who follow Islamism, which is as much political as religious]

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  7. Andrew W (1,629 comments) says:

    ” I would really like to know what kind of Muslim community we have in NZ. Are they actually dormant terroists awaiting their moment. Am I just being silly?”

    Do you think you’re going to wake up one morning to discover that 50,000 Muslims (or whatever their numbers are here) have all taken up arms against the non-muslim population?

    They’re a diverse population speaking various languages, from many sects, from many countries, quite possibly there is the odd fanatic amongst them.

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  8. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    “They’re a diverse population speaking various languages, from many sects, from many countries,”

    yes,,

    I’ll take that on board as a matter of common sense.

    Unfortunately though, Women and religion do not run on common sense.

    Probably why many religions don’t tolerate woman leaders.

    I wonder if international parliaments should’ve picked up on that curious historical oddity.

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  9. Peak Oil Conspiracy (3,295 comments) says:

    Hinamanu:

    Unfortunately though, Women and religion do not run on common sense.

    If that’s your view, you and Annette King really should have a discussion :)

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  10. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Hopefully, Tane will see this and pick on me.

    Outstanding line I thought for myself.

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  11. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    I wonderred to myself “who is this woman” so I clicked the links.

    All they were about was why and how you should give money – nothing really about whats the problem for her.

    Im afraid I have applied the 20 second rule (Its the one that says if you cant find what you want in 20 seconds when going to a website then you give up and go elsewhere)

    I think this appeal is more about getting money rather than the claimed cause.

    Although I still have no idea who she is and why the appeal – I no longer care about her

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  12. poneke (280 comments) says:

    What is happening with the rape victim in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to 90 lashes for being gang-raped, then 200 lashes when she appealed?

    The last I saw, only Helen Clark among all the world’s heads of government had asked the Saudi authorities to reprieve this hapless young woman.

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  13. Tina (687 comments) says:

    Hey barry….wanker….you haven’t been Googling too hard…or is that cognitive dissonance in spades?

    Come on …you can tell us…. you’re an ineffective apologist for Islamic violence against women, obviously…..what else lurks?

    They are trying to kill this woman because she disagrees with the mullah enforced Koranic teachings.

    None of this stuff overly bothers the left or Western feminism.
    Shame, but predictable.

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  14. PhilBest (5,120 comments) says:

    What we’re seeing around the Western world when it comes to militant Islam, is the liberal left being torn between sticking up for the victims like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, or sticking to its Marxist worldview that all uprisings of militancy are the fault of western imperialist capitalism. Many of the chattering classes have dug themselves into a hole making apologies for militant Islam and they can’t admit that the movement has a dangerous dynamic of its own that is inimical to everything THEY have stood for in their own societies.

    Thus, we have the delicious irony that Salman Rushdie can watch on TV, a BBC studio audience of liberal intellectuals cast a majority vote to the effect that Salman Rushdie doesn’t deserve protection because he KNEW that he was offending Islam when he wrote what he did.

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