Video: Hirsi Ali tells Rushdie, “Forgive me for wanting to burn your book”

posted at 11:20 am on September 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

The best three minutes you’ll spend today. Thanks to Sugiero, my source for one-stop shopping on all things Hirsi Ali.

Click the image to watch the solution. Click here to see the problem.

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More (Bryan):Ali lives in the US because it’s not safe for her to live in Europe anymore. Islam isn’t the majority faith there, but the threat to her life is real enough, and the European reaction to the threat sufficiently weak, that America is her last, best hope. There is no real freedom of speech to criticize Islam in Europe anymore, or Ayaan Hirsi Ali wouldn’t have had to move to the US and the late Orianna Fallaci wouldn’t have been on trial in Italy.

To those who constantly say that no Muslim army can ever threaten us in the West and therefore the overall threat to our freedoms isn’t as great as some of us think it is, you’re missing the point. Muslim armies aren’t the issue. The credibility of threats from individual Muslims and the long reach of Islamic fatwas into nominally free, cosmopolitan countries is the issue.


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LOVE that woman! What is it about intelligence that makes a woman so damn sexy? Not only is she smart, but (for a chick) she’s got some set of cojones! I mean, standing up to the wackos in her religeon who wanna saw her head off with a dull blade (in the name of peace) and telling the Western World to wake the hell up. She will be remembered by history as one of the voices who helped to defend the Gates of Vienna … OR, she’ll be erased from the history books by our muslim overlords.

Condi, Ayaan, Michelle … Beauty, brains and BALLS!

Tony737 on September 26, 2006 at 11:39 AM

Hear, hear, Tony737…so very well said!!

I’m so proud I can’t stand it. ;o)

tickleddragon on September 26, 2006 at 11:46 AM

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Terp Mole on September 26, 2006 at 11:55 AM

Ayaan is incredible. We’re beyond lucky to have her, and I hope we’ll be seeing a lot more of her.

She is the ultimate messenger.

Pablo on September 26, 2006 at 12:43 PM

demonstrating for ignorance

How is that for a eyeopener? I think all the MoveOn crowd should put that on their signs next time they have a march somewhere.

America is her last, best hope. There is no real freedom of speech to criticize Islam in Europe

We have no idea how fortunate we truely are to be in American and be Americans. It is still a badge of honor and a shining beacon to many in the world. If you dont believe it, just listen to Karzai today.

God bless Ayaan Hirsi-Ali..welcome home.

labwrs on September 26, 2006 at 1:01 PM

Tony737:

“Condi, Ayaan, Michelle … Beauty, brains and BALLS! ”

Surely, Michelle is in a class of her own. Can’t be mentioned alongside the other two!!

MoonbatMedia on September 26, 2006 at 2:07 PM

It’s good to see Rushdie again.

It wasn’t so long ago, when every liberal rallied to his defense on free-speech grounds after “Satanic Verses” was condemned by Islam, and the fatwas on his life were issued.

Ah, but it was sooooo long ago….

moflicky on September 26, 2006 at 4:30 PM

I wish that everytime the White House has one of those interfaith breakfasts, or meetings where CAIR and MAC are invited, President Bush would invite Ayaan Hirsi Ali to join them. The terrorist-lovers heads would explode.

eagles5 on September 26, 2006 at 4:54 PM

God, that is fantastic. Rushdie is one of my favorite authors and Hirsi Ali is one of my favorite people. Fantastic!

violet on September 27, 2006 at 4:52 AM