August 15, 2022

Where Salman Rushdie defied those who would silence him, today too many fear causing offence – Kenan Malik in The Observer

“A poet’s work,” one of the characters in Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses observes, is “to name the unnamable, […]
August 15, 2022

Salman Rushdie: Iran blames writer and supporters for stabbing – BBC News

Iran has “categorically” denied any link with Salman Rushdie’s attacker – instead blaming the writer himself. Mr Rushdie, […]
August 15, 2022

Salman Rushdie’s ‘defiant sense of humour’ remains, son says – BBC News

Author Salman Rushdie is still in a critical condition but “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour […]
August 15, 2022

Horrifying, ghastly: Authors condemn attack on Salman Rushdie – BBC News

Authors around the world have expressed their shock and sadness at the attack on Salman Rushdie in New […]
August 15, 2022

CLARITy Coalition Statement on Salman Rushdie

Read our friends at CLARITy Coalition’s statement on the Salman Rushdie attack here.    
August 12, 2022

AHA Foundation Statement Condemning Salman Rushdie Attack

AHA Executive Director George Zarubin’s statement on behalf of AHA Foundation condemning the attack on Salman Rushdie. I […]
August 11, 2022

‘Honor Killings’ Trial: Yaser Said found guilty of killing his two daughters, sentenced to life in prison- FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth

DALLAS, Texas – A Dallas jury unanimously found Yaser Said guilty of killing his two teen daughters on Tuesday. […]
August 5, 2022

Dysfunction in the Ivy League – American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Despite enormous endowments and surging numbers of applicants, all is not well in the Ivy League. Next year, […]
August 5, 2022

Comeback of the catechism: When today’s speech norms launch old inquisitions – FIRE

The consequences of American “cancel culture” for artistic freedom and civil liberties are often minimized and dismissed by […]
August 5, 2022

UK FGM education: Charity launches gynaecological health lessons as research finds ‘knowledge gap’ – Yahoo! News

A charity has launched a series of gynaecological health lesson plans for teachers as research suggests a “knowledge […]
August 5, 2022

‘Honor Killings’ Trial: Dramatic 911 call from night of shootings played in court – FOX 10 Phoenix

DALLAS, Texas – Jurors heard the 911 call from a dying teenager killed alongside her sister in 2008. Their father […]
August 5, 2022

UK: Rishi Sunak says wants to ‘refocus’ Prevent onto Islamist extremism – The New Arab

UK prime ministerial hopeful Rishi Sunak said he wants to “refocus” the country’s controversial Prevent anti-radicalism strategy onto Islamist extremism on Tuesday, saying […]
August 2, 2022

Trial begins for Texas taxicab driver accused in “honor killings” of teen daughters in 2008 – CBS News

Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Texas taxicab driver accused in the 2008 […]
July 29, 2022

What it’s like being a woman in Afghanistan today: ‘death in slow motion’ – NPR

On early Monday morning, just before the break of dawn, a 23-year-old Afghan journalist packed her bags, said […]
July 29, 2022

Latest on probe into unregistered Birmingham school where ‘FGM could have taken place’ – Birmingham Live

An investigation into an ‘unregistered school where concerns possible female genital mutilation took place’ is ongoing. Three men […]
July 29, 2022

Child marriage banned in Massachusetts! ‘Gov. Baker agrees to major spending increase in his final budget’ – WBUR

Signing his eighth and final budget as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday agreed to […]
July 18, 2022

July 4, 2022 Message from Ayaan

On July 4, AHA Founder Ayaan Hirsi Ali sent out a special message to our newsletter followers to […]
July 18, 2022

June 2022 Newsletter: I want to show you the impact your support makes possible

Dear Friend, Before I share this month’s news and blogs with you, I want to quickly remind you […]
July 18, 2022

May 2022 Newsletter: Rekindling the spark of inquiry in the young

Dear Friend, So much of the work I do now is inspired by being a mother. I want […]
July 18, 2022

April 2022 Newsletter: New legal guide for FGM survivors, upcoming events on burning issues, blogs that call for end of child marriage and more

Dear Friend, It hardly feels like it has been four months since the beginning of the year, and […]