Ayaan Hirsi Ali Memes.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (/ˈjɑːn ˈhɪərsi ˈɑːli/Dutch: [aːˈjaːn ˈɦiːrsi ˈaːli] (About this sound listen); born Ayaan Hirsi Magan,[a] 13 November 1969)[1] is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician.[2][3] She received international attention as a critic of Islam and advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriagehonor violencechild marriage and female genital mutilation.[4][5] She has founded an organisation for the defense of women’s rights, the AHA Foundation.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at The Harvard Kennedy School, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[6]

In 2003, Hirsi Ali was elected a member of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the States General of the Netherlands, representing the centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). A political crisis related to the validity of her Dutch citizenship—namely the accusation that she had lied on her application for political asylum[7]—led to her resignation from parliament, and indirectly to the fall of the second Balkenende cabinet in 2006.

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