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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

Michele Hanash

Director of Policy and Women's Programs, The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

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

More about Michele

George Zarubin

Executive Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

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

More about George

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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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August 7, 2023

Women’s Shelter Celebrates Girlhood With A Barbie Party For A 17-Year-Old Rescued From Her Parents Who Wanted To Marry Her Off – Your Tango

Women’s Shelter Celebrates Girlhood With A Barbie Party For A 17-Year-Old Rescued From Her Parents Who Wanted To […]
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 […]


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October 26, 2023

FGM: Woman guilty of taking child to Kenya for mutilation – BBC

A woman has been found guilty of taking a three-year-old British child to Kenya for female genital mutilation […]
October 26, 2023

Read AHA Foundation’s Groundbreaking New Study of FGM/C Trends in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 For the past 3 years, Sean Callaghan, a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester in […]
October 26, 2023

Press Release: Groundbreaking New Study Reveals Extent of and Migration Impact on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the U.S.

Published 10/26/2023 AHA Foundation, a leading nonprofit advocating for human rights, gender equality, and freedom of expression, has […]
September 15, 2023

Cambridge woman honored for her work against the practice of female genital cutting – Wicked Local

Cambridge woman honored for her work against the practice of female genital cutting Even while growing up, Mariya […]
September 15, 2023

Female Mutilation Has Increased Significantly in Recent Years: UN – The Messenger News

The number of girls who are at risk for genital mutilation increased drastically from 2015 to 2023, The […]


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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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September 22, 2023

Missouri children’s rights lag among states – Daily Journal

Missouri children’s rights lag among states A recent international human rights group report ranked Missouri in the bottom […]
September 15, 2023

The U.S. Is Not Protecting Its Children | Opinion – Newsweek

The U.S. Is Not Protecting Its Children | Opinion The U.S. does a surprisingly poor job of protecting […]
August 7, 2023

Michigan governor signs ‘overdue’ laws that aim to end child marriage – The Guardian

Michigan governor signs ‘overdue’ laws that aim to end child marriage The governor of Michigan signed legislation Tuesday that aims […]
August 7, 2023

Whitmer signs bills making child marriage illegal, unmarried cohabitation legal – ABC 13

Whitmer signs bills making child marriage illegal, unmarried cohabitation legal LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s governor has signed bills […]
August 7, 2023

Why child marriage is still legal in 80% of U.S. states – CT Mirror

  Why child marriage is still legal in 80% of U.S. states Wearing a bridal gown and chains […]


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August 7, 2023

Michigan governor signs ‘overdue’ laws that aim to end child marriage – The Guardian

Michigan governor signs ‘overdue’ laws that aim to end child marriage The governor of Michigan signed legislation Tuesday that aims […]
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 […]


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October 29, 2021

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

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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January 31, 2024

Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses antisemitism — Ep. #119 – Never Again is Now Podcast

Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses antisemitism — Ep. #119 – Never Again is Now Podcast Tune in to the […]
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 […]


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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