Hirsi Ali wins rights award from Danish cartoon paper

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has received the Prize for Freedom of Expression from Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper which sparked outrage by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005: “The committee did not doubt for an instant that you deserved this award for your unshakeable faith that it was worth fighting for your points of view,” editor Joern Mikkelsen said at the prizegiving ceremony in Copenhagen: he said he was “proud” to give her the award, saying that “Hirsi Ali’s fight for the freedom of expression is also our fight”.