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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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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 […]
January 11, 2019

Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Friday, January 11, 2019 Federal Loophole Enables Child Marriage in the U.S. […]
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 […]


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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 […]
July 31, 2020

Historic Bill To End Female Genital Mutilation in New Zealand – Scoop Independent News

New Zealand First welcomes the passage of the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill today, which […]
July 31, 2020

Historic Bill To End Female Genital Mutilation in New Zealand – Scoop Independent News

New Zealand First welcomes the passage of the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill today, which […]
July 24, 2020

Thousands of female genital mutilation cases identified in England in past year – Yahoo

Thousands of victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified in England in the past year. An […]
July 21, 2020

Funding to stop female genital mutilation reduced by 76 percent despite hundreds of new cases each month – The Independent

Funding to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) has been reduced by a “shocking” 76 per cent, triggering accusations that ministers […]


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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 […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]


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September 4, 2020

NC is becoming a destination for child marriage. Help me stop it. | OPINION – Citizen-Times

Late last year, a 49-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl from Kentucky came into my office to request […]
September 3, 2020

Report Names North Carolina A Top Child Marriage Hotspot – Spectrum News 1

RALEIGH, N.C. – Researchers on Monday said underage marriage is linked to a host of problems throughout a […]
August 31, 2020

Outcry Grows as Somalia’s Parliament Considers Bill Allowing Child Marriage – Time

(JOHANNESBURG) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage […]
August 26, 2020
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One step at a time: UN women’s health agency helping shift dangerous social norms – UN News

One of the largest chiefdoms in Zambia’s Eastern Province is challenging harmful social norms, including child marriage, risky […]
August 18, 2020

‘COVID generation’ risks child marriage, forced labour, ex-leaders warn – Reuters

LONDON, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Former world leaders called on Tuesday for urgent global action to […]


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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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July 24, 2019

Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice? – Wall Street Journal

I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I used to hate them. […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 21, 2017

“Fomentar el islam es independizar a Cataluña de Occidente” – El Mundo

No pudimos conversar en persona. La intelectual más crítica con el islam acaba de tener un bebé. Oculta. Blindada. […]


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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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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