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September 11, 2020

How Ayaan Hirsi Ali Became a Staunch Defender of Freedom of Speech

For years, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been one of the most vocal defenders of free speech. As the […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
January 31, 2018

The “No Platform” Brigade – The Hoover Institution

A public event with the eminent scientist and rationalist Richard Dawkins was cancelled late last year by a […]
November 22, 2017

Aurora Prize Selection Committee will gather to review 2018 nominations – Panorama

The Selection Committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will gather in Berlin, Germany on December 4, […]
August 24, 2017

Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Targeting Liberals? – The New York Times

Since the violence in Charlottesville 10 days ago, when white supremacists left one young woman dead and 19 […]


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October 30, 2021

Early Marriage, Teen Pregnancy As Threats to Girl-Child Education – Leadership

A UNESCO report released on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October) shows […]
December 3, 2020

Controversial ‘virginity tests’ sold by UK clinics – BBC

Women are being offered controversial “virginity tests” at British medical clinics, an investigation by BBC Newsbeat and 100 Women has […]
May 16, 2020

U.S. online marriages feared providing cover for child brides – Reuters

NEW YORK, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Two U.S. states have banned child marriage this month, but […]
June 25, 2019

Interview with Amanda Parker on the Ayaan Hirsi Foundation, Violence Against Women, FGM, and Child Marriage – In-Sight Journal

Amanda Parker is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of the AHA Foundation. She discusses: background; tasks […]
April 1, 2019
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‘Wide open potential abuse’: States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage – NBC News

In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a […]


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October 6, 2021

Our Reaction to the First Federal FGM Case Dismissal: We Lost a Battle, But Are Resolute in Winning This War

10-06-2021 United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court […]
October 4, 2021

Judge dismisses most serious remaining charge against doctor accused of genital mutilation – The Detroit News

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the most serious remaining charge against a doctor accused of female genital […]
January 21, 2021

Despite Federal Ban, Girls Are Still in Danger in States Without Legislation for Female Genital Mutilation

Jan. 22, 2021 Just this month, the STOP FGM Act of 2020 was signed into law, providing protection […]
January 14, 2021

Grand Jury Indicts Texas Woman for Transporting Minor for the Purpose of Female Genital Mutilation – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Thursday, January 14, 2021 Grand Jury Indicts Texas Woman for Transporting Minor […]
October 8, 2020

By Slowing Down the Senate, Pandemic Crisis Threatens a Historic Victory Against FGM in the U.S.

October 11, 2020 In 2018, the federal ban outlawing FGM was ruled unconstitutional. Ever since then, AHA Foundation, […]


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April 28, 2021

The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast: Detective Chris Boughey on Honor Violence

Ayaan talks with Detective Chris Boughey about honor killings in the United States. Detective Boughey describes the 2009 […]
September 1, 2020

Honor Violence Prevention Webinar with AHA Foundation

December 19, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
August 11, 2018

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Firing Line, exposing the issue of female […]
June 21, 2018

The Horrors of Honor Violence in the West – the Algemeiner

The photo above is a stock photo and not the girl in the story. She was a 15-year-old […]


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October 30, 2021

Early Marriage, Teen Pregnancy As Threats to Girl-Child Education – Leadership

A UNESCO report released on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October) shows […]
October 8, 2021

Human Rights Council adopts four resolutions on child early and forced marriage, negative legacies of colonialism – Mirage News

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted four resolutions on child early and forced marriage in times of […]
October 8, 2021

Letter: Child Marriage is Never Cutesy – Tucson

On 08/27/2021, the NYT published the light-hearted Modern Love Essay, “Why My Daughter Got (Temporarily) Married at 13” […]
October 1, 2021

Child marriage rose 50 pc during pandemic: NCRB – Media India Group

Until 2019, life for Priya (name changed), a 14-year-old girl living with her parents and an elder brother […]
July 29, 2021

AHA Foundation’s Interns Dedicate Summer to Fighting Gender-Based Violence

August 3, 2021 While many of their classmates are enjoying time off of school, AHA Foundation interns have […]


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August 6, 2020

Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation – Revere Journal

The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed legislation to criminalize the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting, also […]
June 22, 2020

How Jesse Topper Led Pennsylvania to Ban Child Marriage Despite Pandemic

With a much-needed focus on the health crisis, state governments were focusing almost exclusively on the pandemic for […]
June 25, 2019

Interview with Amanda Parker on the Ayaan Hirsi Foundation, Violence Against Women, FGM, and Child Marriage – In-Sight Journal

Amanda Parker is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of the AHA Foundation. She discusses: background; tasks […]
June 20, 2019

PA Senate Passes Bill to Make Female Genital Mutilation a Felony in Pennsylvania – CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as […]
June 20, 2019

Episode 97: Amanda Parker – AHA Foundation Talks Child Marriage – Womenace to Society

Senior Director of AHA Foundation, Amanda Parker, joined comedian and podcast host Lisa Landry on her show Womenace to […]


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October 29, 2021
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Progressives are a gift to Islamism – UnHerd

In the almost 30 years that I have lived in the West, discussion surrounding Islamism has been stymied […]
October 29, 2021
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Counterweight Connects with Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Counterweight Media

Earlier this year, Ayaan spoke with Counterweight Media to discuss extremist ideologies. She drew upon her own experience […]
October 25, 2021

The myth of lone-wolf terrorism – UnHerd

My heart sank twice last week: first when I heard about the brutal murder of Sir David Amess; […]
October 19, 2021

Sir David Amess stabbing: What we know so far – BBC

Here’s how the attack unfolded and what we know so far. What happened? The MP for Southend West […]
October 18, 2021

Bow and arrow attack in Norway that killed 5 appears to be ‘terrorist act’ – Hot Air

This strange story of a man in Norway murdering people with a bow and arrow broke yesterday but […]


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May 25, 2018

Episode 60: Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Jamie Weinstein Show

This podcast interview of Ayaan Hirsi Ali is hosted by Jamie Weinstein with the National Review. She speaks about […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
December 4, 2017

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar – The New York Times

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Originally Published in The New York Times December 4, 2017. In June, Saudi Arabia […]
July 18, 2017

Egyptian Islamic preacher says Australia’s minority Muslims have a ‘mandatory duty’ to spread Islam to prevent ‘everyone becoming sinful’ – Daily Mail

An Islamic preacher from Egypt told a conference in Melbourne Muslims have a compulsory duty to spread Islam in any nation where […]
February 20, 2017

Mob Kills Eloped Lovers After Storming Afghan Police Station

An armed mob that included relatives of a young woman who had eloped with her lover stormed a […]


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October 8, 2020

Simple Ways We Can Fight Cancel Culture and Defend Freedom of Speech in an Interview with Peter Boghossian

October 11, 2020 Cancel culture is threatening our freedoms. To help us better understand what we can do […]
June 18, 2019

Why Students Protested Event Analyzing Islamism – New Ideal

When I headed to the University of Rochester to take part in a panel discussion, I had no […]
April 4, 2019

Prescriptive Racialism and Racial Exclusion – Quillette

The crowd outside the auditorium was growing larger and louder. Controversy had arisen over the “Panel on Religious […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
June 2, 2017

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: Conservative Voices ‘Are Being Silenced’ on Campuses

On Sunday, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria warned left-leaning Americans that they have to be more open to opposing viewpoints […]


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Our experts for media commentary



Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Founder,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Islamism and radicalization
  • Middle Eastern, European and U.S. geopolitics
  • Women’s rights and feminism
  • Freedom of speech

More about Ayaan


Amanda Parker

Senior Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Female genital mutilation
  • Child marriage and forced marriage
  • Honor violence
  • Legislative protections for women’s rights

More about Amanda


George Zarubin

Executive Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Ideology and radicalization
  • Critical thinking on college campuses
  • Eurasian geopolitics

More about George


Media Releases, Speeches and News