Where Ayaan Hirsi Ali is ending up

Kidist Paulos Asrat writes

I meant to write this earlier, but I searched for a while trying to find what Ayaan Hirsi Ali had to say about Wilders’s victory. After all, like him, she was a high profile fellow politician in the VVD who also lived under threats to her life.

Her AEI site has two articles on Obama and Islam (including his speech in Cairo), but nothing on Wilders’s uplifting news.

I find this very strange.

Her upcoming book is still being publicized, but this reviewer says:

The new book will focus on the Somali-born moderate-conservative feminist’s experiences in America…and how Western Muslim women unite Islamic values with Western culture.

I’ve maintained for a while now that Hirsi Ali, whether by her own design, or through the paucity of her message, is no longer an advocate against Islam in the West.

In fact, I’ve always thought she was more interested in how to get Islam to fit in the West, especially Muslim women. Maybe it is this viewpoint which prevents her from praising Wilders’s victory, since he so adamantly says that Islam and the West don’t belong together.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 09, 2009 12:21 AM | Send

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