Ayaan Hirsi Ali Makes Several Media Appearances to Defend Freedom of Speech

Our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been at the front of the fight for freedom of speech in recent weeks. In addition to her op-eds in The Wall Street Journal, Ayaan has also made several TV appearances in the U.S. and abroad. Below is a list of all the appearances she has made in recent weeks.

Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Criticizes Representative Ilhan Omar's Idea of 'Dismantling' Government Institutions - Fox News
Ayaan went on Fox News At Night with Shannon Bream to discuss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest report on Human Rights as well as Michigan congresswoman’s comments about bringing major overhaul to government institutions. In the video, Ayaan shares her thoughts, saying “Let’s continue to fight to preserve our principles, not dismantle them.” Watch the whole video here.
Human Rights Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Praises Conservative Columnist Bari Weiss' Courage - Fox News
After the resignation of The New York Times’  writer Bari Weiss, Ayaan went on Fox News’ The Developing Story to discuss the importance of hearing different opinions in the news. Watch the video here.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Discusses the Phenomenon of 'Cancel Culture' - BBC Newsnight
Ayaan joined the evening show BBC Newsnight on June 10 to discuss the phenomenon of “Cancel Culture.” In the interview, Ayaan shared “What we are seeing now is a culture of fear… If you don’t agree with me on, you name it, any kind of issue, then we’re going to cancel you.”  Watch the interview here.
The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Uncommon Knowledge Podcast
Ayaan went on fellow Hoover Institution member Peter Robinson’s podcast to praise America’s institutions and their abilities to make societal changes in the past. While acknowledging issues the U.S. still has to overcome, she also points out the unparalleled strengths of American society and speaks of the need to uphold and preserve our values. To listen to her entire interview, click here.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: America Does Not Need a New Revolution - Fox News
Ayaan went on Fox News’The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino to challenge the idea that America needs a social revolution. In the interview, Ayaan pointed to our governing body as an answer, saying, “Our system gives us the tools to address social injustice.” Watch the entire interview here.
J.K. Rowling's Lonely Fight for women's Rights - The Washington Examiner
Ayaan took to The Washington Examiner to share an op-ed in defense of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. To read her thoughts, click here.
America Doesn’t Need a New Revolution - The Wall Street Journal
In a piece in the WSJ, Ayaan defends the U.S. and its institutions as non-racist. While acknowledging the issues America still has, she also reiterates that U.S. is the most accepting place on the planet. To read her op-ed, click here.

2 Comments

  1. Robert Goldman says:

    AHA is special. Smart, informed, witty, kind and decent. My hero for years.

  2. Beth Powers says:

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been my hero for many years. Thank you for all you do. I live in Crawfordsville, Indiana a small, rural town. If you ever come to Indiana, I will be the first in line to hear you. I have encouraged both of my two oldest granddaughters to read “Infidel.” Hopefully, when I am gone and can’t share your message, they will share your message. Even better, I hope and pray, they will live in a world where FGM, forced marriage and honor killings are eradicated. What a wonderful world that would be.

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