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August 17, 2022

AHA Executive Director’s Further Reflections on Salman Rushdie Attack — And Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Response

For our Executive Director’s initial statement, released on the day of the attack itself, see here. After the […]
August 15, 2022

Will Massachusetts’s Stand Against Child Marriage Spur the Rest of the Nation to Act Against this Child Abuse?

Published 8/16/2022 On July 28, Massachusetts finally banned child marriage after years of activism from AHA Foundation and […]
August 12, 2022

AHA Foundation Statement Condemning Salman Rushdie Attack

AHA Executive Director George Zarubin’s statement on behalf of AHA Foundation condemning the attack on Salman Rushdie. I […]
August 1, 2022

The Next Stage in the Fight Against Islamism: M. Zuhdi Jasser on the Newly-Formed CLARITy Coalition

Published 8/1/2022 In an exciting development, a new coalition of ex-Muslims, Muslim reformers, activists, and writers dedicated to […]
August 1, 2022

Soraya Deen, Muslim reform activist, on her mission to call on her Muslim community to “take the path of reforming, reviving, and reconstructing. Distinctions imposed on women in the 7th century can’t be the religious laws of today. We must move on.”

Published 8/1/2022 Soraya M. Deen is a lawyer by profession. She is also a practising Muslim who believes […]
July 18, 2022

July 4, 2022 Message from Ayaan

On July 4, AHA Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali sent out a special message to our newsletter followers to […]
June 27, 2022

AHA Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali Teaches Young People About Free Speech and Critical Thinking at UATX Forbidden Courses Summer Program in Dallas, Texas

Published 7/6/2022 In June, our Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali taught a class about free speech and critical thinking […]
June 14, 2022

A Major Milestone in Protecting U.S. Women and Girls: AHA’s Advocacy Leader on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Published 6/17/2022 In March, a major achievement in the fight for women’s rights in the U.S. was reached. […]
June 7, 2022

“The best cure is prevention. We can’t just continue letting FGM/C happen and reacting to its awful consequences after the fact. We have to do better.” AHA’s anti-FGM/C trainer Oluwadamilola Alabi on her mission to end FGM/C in Chicago North Side

Published 6/7/2022 Last year, we shared with you that AHA Foundation had won a 3-year federal grant from […]
May 30, 2022

Sean Callaghan, U.K. based researcher, on his cutting-edge data analysis of FGM in the U.S.

Published 6/7/2022 Sean Callaghan is pursuing a PhD at the University of Leicester in the U.K. His research, […]
May 17, 2022

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Tackles Today’s Burning Issues: Her Writing, Podcasts, and Media Appearances Defending Western Freedoms and Ideals

“The right to think, to speak, and to write in freedom and without fear is ultimately a more […]
April 27, 2022

Filmmaker Emanuela Zuccalà on her documentary about FGM in Liberia: “I find it absurd that even today there are states where this harmful practice is still widespread.”

Published 5/3/2022 Emanuela Zuccalà is a writer and filmmaker whose work centers around human rights, and women’s rights […]
April 22, 2022

Peter Boghossian on his Reverse Q&A tour and fighting illiberalism in academia: “Abysmal. That’s the one-word description of the state of free speech on college campuses.”

Published 5/3/2022 Until last September, Peter Boghossian was an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University. Faced […]
April 7, 2022

“Girls have a right to thrive in the life they want for themselves. Not what someone else forcefully imprints on them.” Sasha K. Taylor Survived Child Marriage in the U.S. Now She Fights Tirelessly to End It – Part 2

  Published 4/7/2022 When team members from AHA Foundation spoke to Sasha K. Taylor, we were immediately moved […]
April 7, 2022

“I took the risk of unchaining myself from the generational cycle of abuse the same day I was told by my uncle that the only way out of my marriage would be my death…” Aliya Abbas, child marriage survivor from the U.S., fought alone for her own freedom.

Published 4/7/2022 Aliya Abbas is a passionate and outspoken survivor of and advocate against child marriage in the […]