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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 […]
July 5, 2017

‘To Change People’s Minds’ Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sees a better way to fight terrorism – Stanford Magazine

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been called the best-known feminist intellectual ever to come out of Africa. In the West, […]


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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 […]
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 8, 2018

The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed – The Hoover Institution

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the […]
June 5, 2018

Ep. 5: The Ayaan Hirsi Ali You DON’T Know – the Femsplainers Podcast

Listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak about her life story, political correctness and female genital mutilation (FGM) with Christina […]


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February 28, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation Remains Legal Across Most Of Region While Idaho Eyes Legislation – Wyoming Public Media

Idaho may soon follow Colorado’s lead and pass legislation banning female genital mutilation. Late last year, a federal […]
February 28, 2019

Utah lawmaker files bill to stop genital mutilation on girls as young as 2 years old – KUTV

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Girls as young as two years old are being forced into genital mutilation […]
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 […]
December 6, 2018

With female genital mutilation ban gone, we need new legislation to protect at-risk girls – USA Today

For more than two decades, underage girls in this country have been federally protected from the horrific practice […]
November 27, 2018

‘US is moving backwards’: female genital mutilation ruling a blow to girls at risk – The Guardian

A historic ruling that declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), and dropped key charges against practitioners […]


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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 […]
November 2, 2017

Honor is the New Black – Fair Observer

As per the BBC, an honor killing is “the murder of a person accused of bringing shame upon his […]


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January 30, 2019

Child Brides in America – Player.fm

Our Senior Director, Amanda Parker, is featured on Nightside with Dan Shea speaking about the immigration loophole that […]
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. […]
January 11, 2019

AHA Foundation was first to expose immigration loophole that enables child marriage in the U.S.

While responding to requests for help from girls at risk and survivors of forced and child marriage over […]
February 7, 2018

Florida: Child Marriage – Media Release

For Immediate Release Florida: Child Marriage Ban Hits a Bump Legislators Should Support Bill Setting Minimum Age at […]
January 15, 2018

New Hampshire HB 1739 Media Release

MEDIA ALERT: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION & CHILD MARRIAGE EXPERT SPEAKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS WEEK AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW […]


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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 […]
February 6, 2018

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE TIME’S UP ON POLITICAL STALEMATE AROUND FGM IN MAINE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE […]
November 24, 2017

Ohio lawmaker wants to limit child marriage – Dayton Daily News

Efforts to reform Ohio’s child marriage laws, which currently allow children of any age to marry if they […]
November 24, 2017

Legislator: Don’t allow children to marry – Arizona Capitol Times

Saying 18 is plenty young enough, a Scottsdale lawmaker wants to repeal existing Arizona laws that allow children […]


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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 […]
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. […]
November 16, 2017

An Atheist Can Respect Prayer – The Wall Street Journal

I once attended a series of debates between a local atheist and a pastor in a suburban Portland, […]
October 24, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islam–Mecca vs Medina?

This is Jordan Peterson’s Podcast episode featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali. They discuss Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s recent paper for […]


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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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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

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Amanda Parker

Senior Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

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

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George Zarubin

Executive Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

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

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Media Releases, Speeches and News