Monday, February 12, 2007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born, Dutch educated woman without a country dedicated to telling the story of her struggle to the world.  Most famously, she is also a filmmaker and social critic who collaborated with assassinated Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh.  She has lived under a sentence of death since their film Submission was made.  The message attached to the dagger with which Van Gogh was stabbed was primarily a death threat against Hirsi Ali.  She has since emigrated to the United States where she now is employed as a resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.  In 2005 she was one of Time magazine's World's 100 Most Influential People.

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