Video: Cartoonishly anti-American Canadian interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali

posted at 6:12 pm on July 13, 2007 by Allahpundit

Not quite parody but dangerously close. How can she be so disgustingly pro-American, he wonders, and yet so stridently anti-Islamic? Doesn’t she see that Islamists and “Christianists” are two sides of the same coin?

Things pick up towards the end but she never retreats. Just one of the many reasons she has my vote for the vice presidency next year. Click the image to watch.

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Avi Lewis wouldn’t last 10 seconds in an environment that expects journalistic integrity. Listening to that idiot speak is an insult to anyone with half a brain.

infidel4life on July 13, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Who is this funny little man reading bumper stickers eh?

oakpack on July 13, 2007 at 9:52 PM

Stolen elections? Where is he getting his talking points, Al Gore’s 2001 tear-stained diaries?

What a chimp. “Is there a school where they teach you these American cliches?”

She made him look like a fool.

Black Adam on July 13, 2007 at 9:52 PM

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 7:58 PM

You really have nothing to fear Mr. Sinner. Your benevolent Islamic Overlords will protect you from us evil Christians. Just pay the jizyah and be a good little dhimmi, and maybe they will graciously allow you to keep your head.

infidel4life on July 13, 2007 at 9:58 PM

There is nothing worse than a Canadian Moonbat. Hey Avi, have a bottle of LeBlat, but on your toque and go jump in the Hundson Bay.

srhoades on July 13, 2007 at 10:04 PM

If you really want to get the blood boiling just read the comments attached to this video.

I don’t understand how my fellow Canadians, after seeing an interviewer have his every ultra-biased argument get completely dismantled, still somehow come out cheering him on the for good work. There is even one person bragging about Avi’s bias and how it’s a good thing.

This is one of the reasons I try to steer clear of politics talk at work; sadly most of my friends and co-workers are left leaning or far left and whenever we get into a discussion they sound just like Mr. Lewis, a lot of cliche anti-American, anti-capitalist rhetoric with barely a cohesive thought to be found.

The smile Ayaan keeps flashing Avi is the same type of smile an adult gives a child who is trying to understand something but just can’t seem to get it.

Bic667 on July 13, 2007 at 10:15 PM

I was just thinking how repulsive people like the host are, those who criticize from the north shore, so-to-speak, when she said – you grew up with freedom so you spit on freedom. Spot on!
Spirit of 1776 on July 13, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Absolutely spot on, it was one of those “put that in your hookah and smoke it ya biased liberal silver-spoon fed puke” moments!

The interviewer and his absolutely snobbish and condescending attitude was typical of the left-tards, but this time he was obviously outgunned in the intelligence department when she brought out his true biased and ignorant colors!

As Hirsi pointed out, he (and the rest of the left-tards) don’t know how good they’ve got it when it comes to the freedoms they take for granted, freedoms they so easily dismiss and spit on, he and the rest of the left-tard elites must have metal poisoning from sucking on those silver spoons all their lives!

Hirsi Ali is my HERO!!

Liberty or Death on July 13, 2007 at 10:17 PM

The guy is a jackass on a stick.

Drew on July 13, 2007 at 7:47 PM

Heh… good one.

MsUnderestimated on July 13, 2007 at 10:21 PM

She is so amazing.

As much of a jerk as Avi is, he never cuts her off when she’s speaking, or forces her to raise her voice. I’d like to see more of that in American political debate.

Tanya on July 13, 2007 at 10:23 PM

Avi…ha!

The cross-eyed little cupcake thinks he’s being provocative.

Malpaso on July 13, 2007 at 10:26 PM

wow. that guy was a cartoon. and ayan cut his balls off and made him eat them with her final retort.

jummy on July 13, 2007 at 10:29 PM

infidel4life on July 13, 2007 at 9:58 PM
EnochCain on July 13, 2007 at 9:38 PM
j_ehman on July 13, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Look, rabid Christians, mind your own damn business and keep your religious beliefs out of the debate over social policies such as gay rights, abortion rights, stem-cell research and Terri Schiavo. You are driving away Libertarians and true conservatives from the GOP, like myself (witness 11/06). If you wanna play make-believe and pray to some bearded man in the sky, go ahead, but don’t make us play along!

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Nothing more laughable than a silver-spoon doofus trying to speak self-loathing platitudes to someone like Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Memo to Lewis: This is a woman that has seen both sides of the equation. Go back to reviewing crappy music and leave the cultural critiques to people with credibility, jackass.

Metro on July 13, 2007 at 10:33 PM

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a blessed gift to the United States of America. I am so glad she resides here. She should absolutely run for Congress! Oh and doesn’t Avi sound like a girl’s name?

lilyjac on July 13, 2007 at 10:36 PM

I,m a Canadian and this CLOWN IS AN IDIOT.
I have great respect for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Here we go again,evanglist chirstians at the very top
of the American government running the show.
This is a problem that really lights my fuse.

Over half the American,s (THE LIBERALS),the American (MEDIA).

Has TOLD THE WORLD that Bush is EVIL,and a LIAR
and the UNITED STATES can,t be trusted (untill the LIB,S
are in power),and that the WAR ON TERROR is a FANTASY.

And the kicker to this is a lot of these countries were
liberated during world war two.

So to the point,I as a CANADIAN,and many,many others
are behind the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 110%.

canopfor on July 13, 2007 at 10:39 PM

Why not show all the Canadians who come over to Buffalo, to get their MRI’s because they have to wait so long?
rightside on July 13, 2007 at 6:37 PM

Hold it, hold it, stop the PRESSES! You mean to tell me that nationalized health care isn’t the answer? Has anyone informed Fat Bastard Michael Moore of this yet?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is awesome. Is Avi for real? Where does he get such a huge store of (mis)information?

reine.de.tout on July 13, 2007 at 7:26 PM

Answer, Fat Bastard Michael Moore and the tin foil hat websites like Prison Planet, etc, etc.

I honestly wish we could drop some of these dopes off in Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan or maybe Michigan and see how they like living under Islam…

serenity on July 13, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Yep, and lets start with Madonna and Alec Baldwin! Seriously, could you imagine what they would do to Madonna if she were to put on one of her concerts lets say in Iran?!?!?!

That scum queen wouldn’t get through half of the first song before they dragged her out into the streets to stone her to death, yet the skank keeps bashing the country that made her filthy rich, she’s the poster child and the epitome of smug and ignorant hypocrisy!

Liberty or Death on July 13, 2007 at 10:41 PM

what does canada spend on their military? 1 or 2 percent…With America below, they know we will protect them. never liked them

Locrian on July 13, 2007 at 10:44 PM

That was awesome.

tlynch001 on July 13, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Personally I liked the comments there. The ones attacking Hirsi Ali for her political views in the Netherlands.

They can’t seem to understand that this woman wouldn’t have a deep appreciation for a society that has mutilated her, and nearly “sold” her as a subservient wife against her will.

Somehow this torture and near slavery made her… not like her previous society. This is surprising?

If those critics ever learn the concept and definition of the word “courage” they’ll have a better understanding. Until then, they simply cannot hope to understand a woman like this.

gekkobear on July 13, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Christians, mind your own damn business

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

As if your beliefs about these issues carry more weight? You’re welcome to come over here to my precinct to try to stop me from voting, or even to come to my house to try to stop me from posting on the internet. Want my address? Let’s ‘discuss’ it…

infidel4life on July 13, 2007 at 10:52 PM

Yes, 35 years of military spending cuts until last year and the new Conservative government, Locrian. But we’re also doing real combat in Afghanistan along with your guys, the Brits and the Dutch.

andycanuck on July 13, 2007 at 10:56 PM

“Loony Liberal encounters logical rational thought” How’s that for a headline?

KCtheKat on July 13, 2007 at 11:00 PM

This guy probably made it all up. No one on this continent is THAT stupid ,are they?
That totally dense , obtuse to the point of no return? Does he not know real history or what islam does to Canadians and all infidels?
He really is making it up. Only Moore is that far off the planet to think that way.
Right?
Ok maybe pelosi, murtha, reid, ketchup kerry( JUST Botching)..

well, maybe he really is that devoid of human thought.

What pissed me off the most, was HOW he treated Ayaan Hirsi Ali, he had nothing. She still smiled and answered the wretch.
Stoned….he either was, or deserves it.

shooter on July 13, 2007 at 11:07 PM

Nothing funnier to me in politics than a liberal Jew who embraces Islam by refusing to judge it, and instead attacks those who actually understand what’s going on.

Can you say self-loathing dhimmi leftist clown?

Jaibones on July 13, 2007 at 11:10 PM

She’s so good!

It’s hard to believe in this INFORMATION AGE that a guy who lives and breathes state of the art communications can be so appallingly ignorant (uneducated – no knowlege). Ali LIVED in a Muslim Third World culture and this guy has the cheek to assert that she can’t possibly be right. He didn’t even bother to do any genuine research, just sterotypes, even though Islamofascism is the issue of the age.
This business about “backlash” which keeps coming up as a smear against Americans, has to be understood in a cultural context. If one group is attacked, there is ALWAYS swift retribution – mob version. The simple example of the Indian Gujarat riots demonstrates this: Indian Muslims set fire to a trainload of Hindus. When news spread, Hindus attacked Muslims in the state. When authorities finally calmed everyone down (lots of thunking on sides of the heads) the case went to investigation and trial. About four years ago, Muslims set off a bomb at the India Gate in Mumbai, citing retailiation against Hindus for the Gujarat riots, even though the case was being dealt with in the courts (and even though it was Muslims who started the thing in the first place).
In Mauritania 1989, Mauritanians and Senegalese played a brutal tit-for-tat over the course of month, sending a hundred thousand refugees over both sides of the border, all started on the death of one farmer, followed by nothing more than enflaming rumors.
So, this “backlash fears” is a cheap trick. It resonates with the Third World populations, because it’s NORMAL where they live, so the manipulators like to use the charge to scare those people, while knowing very well Rule of Law governs Western countries – mob justice is frowned on by the society and tightly discouraged by aggressive policing. Thus, they wave it around dishonestly to make the multi-cultis quiver with misplaced shame.
For a Canadian to parrot bald-faced lies, someone who can drive over the border and look for himself, easily,is sickening.
Hirsi Ali was absolutely right, “Free to spit.”

naliaka on July 13, 2007 at 11:14 PM

What a vile, arrogant pig… like a Canadian Keith Olbermann. I have to give Hirsi Ali credit for handling him with as much class as she did, because he could hardly have been more disrespectful to her.

sheik_rattle_n_roll on July 13, 2007 at 11:15 PM

The other shocking situation is that a guy this empty got hired to do a show. On TV. Imagine the quality the producers turned down to get this nasty airhead. But he’s just the face of the seething ugly mass of the network that beavers away promoting a deception.

naliaka on July 13, 2007 at 11:18 PM

You know the really sad thing? There are people, way too many people, on both sides of the border, who would listen to that interview and think he was speaking truth to power and really put the smackdown on her.

It’s incomprehensible, but there are people who really buy into this sort of garbage.

Bob's Kid on July 13, 2007 at 11:27 PM

What a clueless Canuck idiot. If self-righteous prancing pantywaists like that are against us, we’re doing something right.

Tantor on July 13, 2007 at 11:29 PM

I think a significant factor in the way Ayaan Hirsi Ali is being treated is that the left has their own Muslim protester, Irshad Manji, who says she is a feminist lesbian Muslim (and a Canadian, coincidentally). The left probably thinks Ali is stealing Manji’s thunder.

On C-SPAN recently.

Irshad Manji speaks at the American Library Association Annual Conference about the liberal reformation of Islam. Ms. Manji is the author of “The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith.” In the book, the author critiques her religion and advocates liberal reforms. 6/25/2007

She has academic background, has written for the NY Times, and has received the Oprah Winfrey “Chutzpah” award. Seriously! Which is funny, because when I first heard her speak, I thought she was Jewish!

JimC on July 13, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Got to this late, and haven’t read all the comments yet, but – as an American living in Canada, I get this anti-American crap all the time. Not all of my friends here are anti-American, (like, rightgirl, for instance, who is fiercely conservative), but, I get a lot of extremely liberal crap.

I just wrote a post on my blog about my liberal friends’ views on Iraq, terrorism, and the US. It is ridiculous. The norm here is to deny terrorism, blame it on the US and Israel, and support every part of the Middle East except Israel despite their abysmal human rights record. I argue about this all the time – which is why I laugh when I get called a liberal in comments.

Toronto’s an all right place. But, most of the time I feel like I was born in California, and am living in Exile.

nailinmyeye on July 13, 2007 at 11:45 PM

I have a girl crush on Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I do. What an amazing, articulate, calm woman. If someone stood there and spewed that crap at me, I’d be forced to punch him in the face.

mjk on July 13, 2007 at 11:45 PM

Surely there are many versions of Islam, like there are many versions of Christianity, Judaism, of all major religions. You’re seeing it as one thing, which it’s obviously not.

His condescension towards a woman who actually lived Islam is unbelievable.

Emilie H. on July 13, 2007 at 11:45 PM

Talk about exaggerating! Look, as long as you worship privately and peacefully, there’s no problem at all. When you don’t mind your own business and try to impose your beliefs onto everybody, THEN we have a problem.

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 7:31 PM

You are joking right ??? Or what planet are you from ?

SIJ6141 on July 13, 2007 at 11:46 PM

benrand on July 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM

A bit uncalled for.

On another note – does every thread around here now involve debating the place of Christianity/religion in politics? Just wondering.

nailinmyeye on July 13, 2007 at 11:59 PM

We are lucky as hell that Ali decided to stand up to her Islamic subjugation and become a voice for those who can’t won’t.

Thompson/Ali 2008? I wish…

Tman on July 13, 2007 at 7:12 PM

Fixed…

Liberty or Death on July 14, 2007 at 12:04 AM

“In America, you can come with nothing. And, you can become very wealthy.” How is this cliche?
I must say, the grace of this woman (after the things she’s been through) amazes me. It’s even more powerful than her intellect.
The dude…Well, I don’t really have to add to what’s already been posted here–I agree.

RedCrow on July 14, 2007 at 12:06 AM

wow. that guy was a cartoon. and ayan cut his balls off and made him eat them with her final retort.

jummy on July 13, 2007 at 10:29 PM

As long as his balls weren’t pork it’s ok because Avi wouldn’t want to offend his Mulsim “brothers” by eating pork now would he!

Then again you really can’t cut off what Avi doesn’t have, and he obviously doesn’t have any BALLS, I’d guess he’s sporting a big camel-toe like our Alan Colmes on H&C!

Liberty or Death on July 14, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Look, rabid Christians, mind your own damn business and keep your religious beliefs out of the debate over social policies such as gay rights, abortion rights, stem-cell research and Terri Schiavo. You are driving away Libertarians and true conservatives from the GOP, like myself (witness 11/06). If you wanna play make-believe and pray to some bearded man in the sky, go ahead, but don’t make us play along!

Man, who’s being rabid here? You obviously have some deep-seated personal issues, like Tourette’s or bipolar disorder, or maybe you were beat up by a pack of Catholic girls or something.

By the way, not only is homosexual behavior sinful in the according to the law of God, it’s associated with all manner of physical, emotional and psychological problems. There are too many good reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality in this culture to go into now.

Abortion is homicide, plain and simple. The systematic, state-sanctioned murder of 1.3 million helpless babies every year can’t be justified by any philosophical argument, much less by the claim that pregnancy is inconvenient (which is essentially the reason given for over 95% of abortions, according to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute).

Stem cell research is fine, as long as it’s not performed on living embryos. See above. We shouldn’t become a society that destroys life in order (maybe someday perhaps) to improve life.

As for Terry Schiavo, I spent about a week outside her hospice in Florida before she starved to death. If ever there was a judicial murder in this country, stamped with the seal of approval of the government, it was hers. What is it with liberals and anti-Christians that they really, really want to kill people?

“But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:36

David L. on July 14, 2007 at 12:24 AM

I think it sucks how the pathetic pussies in Europe treated Ayaan Hirsi Ali, but on the other hand, their loss is our gain!!!

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 12:26 AM

The other thing about disgusting horrid traitorous self-hating commie Avi Lewis is that he is married to Naomi `No Logo` Klein. They are the couple of the apocalypse, practically the ultimate Marxist marriage.

Together they made a documentary celebrating mob rule in Argentina that destroyed the country`s economy and had workers seizing factories. Any time an Israeli or Westerner dies in a terrorist attack, look to their house for selebration. They are truly the worst of the worst and have done more to advance crimes against humanities than any other couple of their generation. There are no words vile enough to plumb their depravity. They need to face charges for their sick attacks on civilisation and their alliances with communists and islamists.

libertarianuberalles on July 14, 2007 at 12:34 AM

Wow. That guy was so obtuse you’d think he was talking about some distant country he read a few magazine articles about when he talking about America.

frankj on July 14, 2007 at 12:40 AM

sheik_rattle_n_roll on July 13, 2007 at 11:15 PM

Not quite, Olbe would never have anyone on who was smarter then he, hence the frequent visits from Dan Rather.

And Mr/Ms Sinner I noticed that you are the only one talking about imposing anything here… I know transference can be a tough habit to brake, step one admitting you have a problem

Gwillie on July 14, 2007 at 12:49 AM

…[Canada] booed the kids during the National Anthem. I will never forgive that.
TheBigOldDog on July 13, 2007 at 6:44 PM

Me neither.

When I was growing up my family would vacation in the San Juan Islands on our sailboat at least two weeks of every summer, plus many weekends. Every day I would proudly run the Canadian flag up the mast right below the stars and stripes. More than once I considered applying for dual citizenship in Canada, (which is a concept I now appose on principle). As an adult, I would vacation in Canada once or twice a year.

Then after 9/11, when I heard about the anti-American reaction in Canada, I’ve never been back and probably never will unless they change. I consciously avoid buying Canadian products that I would otherwise buy, like the Leigh dovetail jig.

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Look, rabid Christians, mind your own damn business and keep your religious beliefs out of the debate over social policies such as gay rights, abortion rights, stem-cell research and Terri Schiavo. The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Are there any other groups of people you’d like to exclude from public discourse?

You speak of rights. Every right you have in this country was given you by Christians.

Buy a vowel next time.

Mojave Mark on July 14, 2007 at 12:52 AM

not only is homosexual behavior sinful in the according to the law of God….

David L. on July 14, 2007 at 12:24 AM

What the hell does the supposed “law” of your “God” (and do you know how crazy you sound?) have to do with what consenting adults do behind closed doors? Like I said, mind your own damn business! If you Christian nutcases kept the GOP true to Republican principles, like keeping government out of people’s personal lives and separating church from state, the congress would not be in the hands of the Dhimmicrats! The sooner the GOP purges itself of you 700 Club zealots and gets back to it’s true Libertarian roots the better! Christopher Hitchens, AP and people like myself are the only hope left to save this party!

The Sinner on July 14, 2007 at 12:52 AM

Sinner, I’m not a Christian either, but dude, you are coming off like an anti-religious zealot, which is just as bad as a religious zealot. I don’t see where Christians are forcing anything on anyone. If you don’t like their message, don’t listen. To blame religion for bringing down the GOP is silly. The GOP has done plenty to turn me off lately and it has NOTHING to do with religion. Try looking at the issues rather than fixating on your religious paranoia.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 12:57 AM

I have been following the Ayaan Hirsi Ali story since the Netherlands incident, and she is all class. I am so very glad she ended up in the US. I had to wait a long time for that interview to download, as I am in a remote location right now and have a slow internet speed, but I knew it would be worth it, and it was. She skewed him like the pig he is, and roasted him over a slow burning pit. Then with that charming smile she has, she peeled the skin off his argument with grace. That she has gone through all she has, to finally look so profoundly happy in the country she now calls home, well, it really warms my heart that that home is America.

In response to Sinner…Go, and sin all you want. I do not know for sure what started your little anti-Christian rant, maybe it was the “pray for her” comment. If it was…why would that be an imposition on your athiest religion? Actually, why would praying for anyone be an imposition on anyone? Reguardless of religion? Oh, and do not give me any crap about athieism not being a religion. Belief that there is no God is just as much a belief as that there is. It just requires more belief.

MalkinFan on July 14, 2007 at 1:03 AM

Without a single fact to back this up… I think This “The Sinner” is a Koziak who is trying to stir up some angry replies so he can point them out in his/her next Diary.

Gwillie on July 14, 2007 at 1:03 AM

people like myself are the only hope left to save this party!

The Sinner on July 14, 2007 at 12:52 AM

Ooooookay…. obviously you’re having a fun little party by yourself there Mr. Sinner. Say Hi! to Elvis and Jim Morrison for us.
;-)

infidel4life on July 14, 2007 at 1:03 AM

Canerican on July 13, 2007 at 6:49 PM
…makes me want to give away my Canadian citizenship

No thanks… well, uh… can I sell it on Ebay?

…in few years Canadians will need to flee to America for religious freedom.

If that happens, hopefully they’ll all organize, arm themselves and go back to liberate Canada.

How’s that for a first post?

Good post. I wish more Canadians were like you. Welcome to America.

BTW, I should mention that I’m still a Red Green fan…

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:07 AM

“Loony Liberal encounters logical rational thought” How’s that for a headline?

KCtheKat on July 13, 2007 at 11:00 PM

You’re Hired!

Liberty or Death on July 14, 2007 at 1:12 AM

For the staunch Canadians who have posted here tonight, I thank you. Please say more here, for you are welcome. And one more thing. If you or your family ever needs a place, I’ve got lots of room here in Texas.

RushBaby on July 14, 2007 at 1:25 AM

To blame religion for bringing down the GOP is silly. The GOP has done plenty to turn me off lately and it has NOTHING to do with religion. Try looking at the issues rather than fixating on your religious paranoia.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 12:57 AM

The GOP downfall NOTHING to do with religion? Really? OK, let me list some issues that cost the GOP in 2006: Terri Schiavo, stem cells, and abortion. In each case the GOP took a stand against the clear majority of the American public. Why? The religious zealots, ofcourse. For example, if Jim Talent’s “God” hadn’t told him to vote against “sinful” stem-cell research, we would still have the Senate. Thank your Christianity for Harry Reid, folks!

The Sinner on July 14, 2007 at 1:25 AM

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Rabid Christian? lol…I have not been to church since I was like 13 so I do not think I fit into the category of rabid Christian…I just take issue with paranoid people like yourself who seem to think Christians are out to get you…I have no issues with atheists but people like you give them a seriously bad name.

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:26 AM

Oh, and I have room for you, too, Sinner. :)

RushBaby on July 14, 2007 at 1:29 AM

The Sinner on July 14, 2007 at 1:25 AM

Well, maybe we can discuss this someday when you aren’t so, ummmm, rabidly anti-christian.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 1:30 AM

My two cents.

Hirsi Ali has to be the most thoughtful woman on the planet. People in America have it so good we have to manufacture things to be upset about – and she called him out on it. One example is how ‘terrible’ that guy said it was for muslims who wanted to fly on planes. God forbid anyone is denied access to air travel – the travesty. And it isn’t terrible that they were denied access, they weren’t. . . they were just asked questions and made to FEEL BAD.

I love this country. This is the greatest country on the planet. Hirsi Ali is awesome. Everytime I see or hear something she does I’m more impressed. Her grasp of reality is unparalelled, and her ability to communicate it without flinching is a talent.

God bless Hirsi Ali (though I know she’s an atheist).

ThackerAgency on July 14, 2007 at 1:30 AM

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 1:30 AM

He has no need to discuss it he is going to save the party!

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:31 AM

The reporter thinks he’s got America all figured out, and somehow equates a few abortion killings to the mass jihadi violence.

jediwebdude on July 14, 2007 at 1:37 AM

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Your a FOOL!

abinitioadinfinitum on July 13, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Classic case of projection.

I’m with Sinner. Worship all you like, but don’t try to use the government to foist it on others. It has nothing to do with your rights, but rather with mine.

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:44 AM

Infidel is recommended reading for everybody for many reasons. When I get it back from friends who are passing it around, I’m going to read it again.

Beautiful and gracious Hirsi Ali did indeed take the little twit apart, and did so with the utmost respect and assurance. What really blows my mind about him is that he so obviously has not read her book!! She did, however, roll her eyes when he spewed the tired old line about having to be rich to make in America, and I LOVE HER FOR THAT!

Canerican’s great first post was chilling in its familiarity: “Canada is going down faster than most Americans think. They have made God something to be ashamed of, and there was even legislation proposed that would make parts of the Bible hate speech. It is truly scary what is going on. The CBC is the government funded channel – the Conservative government. Stephen Harper is one of the greatest and most Conservative PMs that Canada has had in years. But I think (based on my close relations with Canada and my keen observation of their news) that in few years Canadians will need to flee to America for religious freedom. Shari’a type law where all Christianity will be banned is coming… of course the homosexual community will be allowed to stay… I have seen my beloved homeland turned into a never ending nightmare, a dayscape of horrors.” The US is headed down the same path; Canada just got a head start. I pray there will be religious freedom here to flee to. God bless both America and Canada.

Last is First on July 14, 2007 at 1:50 AM

A word to the Wise is sufficient …

Beware of Hirsi Ali.

Don’t bow down in worship at the Altar of Hirsi Ali, or raise Hirsi Ali onto the pedestal too high or too quickly. She does have some view points regarding important matters which many here might actually find objectionable.

She might say some things that people favor and enjoy hearing, such as frank talk about Islam that many news outlets and opinion writers choose to avoid, but I would not trust her beyond the statements that so many might agree with.

Caution, please.

William

William2006 on July 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:44 AM

And your beliefs in what govt. should do are more important how?

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

Look, rabid Christians, mind your own damn business…

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

Somebody’s been drinking.

About Hirsi Ali: she stuck the stiletto in that clown and pulled it out before he knew he was cut. Impressive.

baldilocks on July 14, 2007 at 1:54 AM

Don’t bow down in worship at the Altar of Hirsi Ali, or raise Hirsi Ali onto the pedestal too high or too quickly. She does have some view points regarding important matters which many here might actually find objectionable.

You mean like her atheism? Big deal.

baldilocks on July 14, 2007 at 1:55 AM

William2006 on July 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

Are you just making this up, or can you provide some basis for your “caution”?

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:55 AM

Look, rabid Christians, mind your own damn business and keep your religious beliefs out of the debate over social policies such as gay rights, abortion rights, stem-cell research and Terri Schiavo. You are driving away Libertarians and true conservatives from the GOP, like myself (witness 11/06). If you wanna play make-believe and pray to some bearded man in the sky, go ahead, but don’t make us play along!

The Sinner on July 13, 2007 at 10:30 PM

You are either a) ignorant of this country’s beginning, b) exercising historical amnesia, or c) just being a peckerhead. Pick any of the three or make up your own, the flaws in your character are exposed and in the light.

At the moment, you can mock it up all you want, but someday you will find what the absence of God is actaually like. I will pray for you

What the hell does the supposed “law” of your “God” (and do you know how crazy you sound?) have to do with what consenting adults do behind closed doors? Like I said, mind your own damn business! If you Christian nutcases kept the GOP true to Republican principles, like keeping government out of people’s personal lives and separating church from state, the congress would not be in the hands of the Dhimmicrats! The sooner the GOP purges itself of you 700 Club zealots and gets back to it’s true Libertarian roots the better! Christopher Hitchens, AP and people like myself are the only hope left to save this party!

The Sinner on July 14, 2007 at 12:52 AM

It would seem to me, from your posts, that given the opportunity, you would be pressing your beliefs amongst others. Not very Libertarian of you.

Regarding seperation of church and state; Again, I would suggest the three selections presented above. Research your history with clues like “Jefferson”, “Baptist”, and “Garden and the Wall”. AFter you find the letter that Jefferson and his preacher friend wrote to each other and get a chance to read the “Garden and the Wall” (a well known sermon in that era), then tell me you still think the pop culture version of “seperation of church and state” is what they were referring to. Actually, you will be dismally surprised that you may find something contrary.

FYI — Republicans aren’t Libertarians.

AZ_Redneck on July 14, 2007 at 1:56 AM

And your beliefs in what govt. should do are more important how?
EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

I’m sorry, I didn’t realize who I was talking to…

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:57 AM

William2006 on July 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

Wow, that comment was replete with innuendo. Sounds scary.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 1:57 AM

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 1:57 AM

Well let me help you here…your beliefs are no more important than that of a Christians just because they happen to come from a non religious viewpoint.

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:59 AM

People get so touchy about religion. Makes me glad I don’t have any :-)

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 2:00 AM

The answer is always the same, freedom.

Kini on July 13, 2007 at 6:47 PM

What my friend Kini said. And especially what the great lady said toward the very end, and of course throughout.

Canerican, you are in the greatest country the world has ever known and probably will ever know. Thanks for carrying the torch. May it never be extinguished.

Entelechy on July 14, 2007 at 2:00 AM

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 2:00 AM

I am not religious either..I just do not understand the venom that is directed towards Christians…you would start to think from some of what people saying they are more of a danger than radical Islam.

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 2:01 AM

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 2:01 AM

I’m with you. I might not be religious, but I’m certainly not intimidated by those who are. People say they will pray for me, I say thank you. People need to CHILL.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 2:04 AM

Well let me help you here…your beliefs are no more important than that of a Christians just because they happen to come from a non religious viewpoint.

EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:59 AM

Which is why I’m glad to be an American, partly because of the separation of church and state. I can’t use the government to force my beliefs on others, and neither can you. No offense intended.

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 2:08 AM

Canada is going down faster than most Americans think.

So is America.

1) Your private property “rights” no longer exist. It is now a privilege, bestowed upon you by the state.

2) Starting in 1934 the state has been pursuing gun control. Go Google “Horatio Miller” and see what happened to him this year. Also, think twice about the NRA being your friend.

3) Search and siezure? Your rights are trampled every time the state has a “compelling interest”.

4) Read the Constitution, then consider the Department of Education.

….

How fair does anyone think the “Fairness Doctrine” will be?

How will it happen? Like a frog in slow boiling water. Anyone recognize the heat anymore?

AZ_Redneck on July 14, 2007 at 2:09 AM

[EnochCain]

I’m with you. I might not be religious, but I’m certainly not intimidated by those who are. People say they will pray for me, I say thank you. People need to CHILL.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 2:04 AM

Speed911, I’m with you. Religious people don’t both me, I just don’t believe in magic. When people say “bless you”, I just ignore it.

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 2:14 AM

“Why jihadis love science” (One of the stories at top of HotAir).

Jihadis (the most loyal of Mohammad’s followers) love science because their Perfect Man Mohammad was himself, among so many other things, a GREAT scientist himself.

Bukhari:V9B87N115 “If you spit on the left side of your bed the bad dream will not harm you.”

hari:V7B71N590 “The climate of Medina did not suit some people so the Prophet ordered them to drink camel urine as a medicine.”

Bukhari:V2B21N245 “A person slept in and missed the morning prayer. So the Prophet said, ‘Satan urinated in his ears.’”

Bukhari:V4B54N516 “The Prophet said, ‘If anyone rouses from sleep and performs ablution, he should wash his nose by putting water in it and then blow it out thrice because Satan has stayed in the upper part of his nose all the night.’”

These are but a small sampling of Mohammad’s many great contributions to science.

MB4 on July 14, 2007 at 2:20 AM

About Hirsi Ali: she stuck the stiletto in that clown and pulled it out before he knew he was cut. Impressive.

baldilocks on July 14, 2007 at 1:54 AM

Impressive? Very.

Class and intelligence crushes smug disdain. I loved it.

Spiny Norman on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 AM

This guy is a perfect example of what makes libs at once hilarious and infuriating. He really, really, thinks he’s smarter and better-informed than she is. He thinks he’s intellectually superior, what with his understanding of nuance and all, even as he spouts the most inane, cartoonish idiocies, and is condescending about it at the same time! It really makes you want to smash his face.

CraigC on July 14, 2007 at 2:29 AM

Anyone else notice this idiot’s entire show was about America? Interesting.

speed911 on July 14, 2007 at 2:33 AM

I’m still reading through the thread and I should point out that I don’t agree with everything that Sinner said. I don’t have a problem with religious people allowing their ethics, which are based in part on their religious beliefs, influencing their position on various issues. Just so long as they don’t try to directly influence my life and my pursuit of happiness. Prohibition is a good example of infringing on the pursuit of happiness.

FloatingRock on July 14, 2007 at 2:46 AM

Did anybody read the sidebar? Specifically the comments about the “rightwing Liberal party”? Only in nations outside the U.S. could you have a rightwing liberal party. Also, I love the “arch-conservative AEI”. I can’t imagine what he would call the John Birch Society. The super-omg-retrogressive-conservatives? They’re going to run out of terms if they label the moderates (or neocons) arch-conservatives.

apostle26 on July 14, 2007 at 2:49 AM

“You grew up in freedom, and thus you can spit on freedom. I didn’t, so I can’t.”

I couldn’t have said it any better.

That anti-American douche isn’t worthy of being in the same room with Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

I learned something I didn’t know from that segment, that Ali had undergone Female Genital Mutilation. What a tragedy. I feel so bad for you.

And at the same time, I continue to marvel at her bravery.

I’d gladly lay down my life to save hers.

Hawkins1701 on July 14, 2007 at 3:10 AM

I meant to say I feel so bad for her, but I think the point was conveyed.

Hawkins1701 on July 14, 2007 at 3:12 AM

Wow. I knew she was impressive from seeing some of her talks and reading a little bit of her writings… But I had no idea she had so much grace and ‘class’ (as others above have mentioned).

What self control she had. I doubt that I could have refrained from lashing out (verbally and physically) at that smug little twerp.

LegendHasIt on July 14, 2007 at 3:24 AM

God help this fool if he ever shows up at my front door…

urbancenturion on July 14, 2007 at 3:38 AM

“Doesn’t she see that Islamists and “Christianists” are two sides of the same coin?”

I suppose that Islamists and “Christianists” are two sides of the same coin, in the sense that one could, I suppose, say that evil and good are two sides of the same coin.

MB4 on July 14, 2007 at 3:53 AM

Ali served that smug indoctrinated Canadian Leftist a plate of STFU while maintaining composure, a smile, professionalism, and command of facts, reason and logic.

That twit host was so far out of his league with her that he must have taken a week just to find his way back home.

That woman has an amazing amount of class and intelligence. You can see how clearly she thinks as she speaks. Astounding.

I am ecstatic that she came to America. America is HER.

Montana on July 14, 2007 at 3:54 AM

Montana – “That twit host was so far out of his league with her that he must have taken a week just to find his way back home.”

No.

I just heard a news flash that said they were sending out a search party to try to find him.

MB4 on July 14, 2007 at 3:57 AM

From the link:
She wrote the short film Submission by Theo Van Gogh, which featured sexualized images of a Muslim woman with verses of the Koran written on her body, telling a tale of abuse. When the filmmaker was murdered in 2004, the note pinned to his body was addressed to Hirsi Ali.

I’m a bit surprised someone hasn’t commented on the above.
No mention that Van Gogh’s murderer was a radical islamist.
But the Avi-hole made sure to reference Ali,which I interpreted as a subtle attempt to shift responsiblity to her.

Avi-hole’s stench is as revolting as it gets.

soundingboard on July 14, 2007 at 4:08 AM

She just nuked him at the end, but just like the rest of her comments, it flew right over his head.

AlexB on July 14, 2007 at 4:14 AM

Rabid Christian? lol…I have not been to church since I was like 13 so I do not think I fit into the category of rabid Christian…I just take issue with paranoid people like yourself who seem to think Christians are out to get you…I have no issues with atheists but people like you give them a seriously bad name.
EnochCain on July 14, 2007 at 1:26 AM

My religious experience somewhat parallels your’s.
Christian? Yes. But the closest I’ve ever been to rabid, was drooling on my chin while sleeping through sermons as a child.

That said, I would add another term to the three existing designations of belief.
Theist.(Deiest)
Agnostic.
Atheist.
Anti-Theist

Sinner, I agree with you to a point, in regards to social issues. But you seem to be as zealous as those you decry.

My stock answer to the “Have you found Jesus?” question is: “He never lost me”.
I’ve gotten some interesting responses with that answer.
Some of the facial expressions were priceless.

Try it sometime. You’ll be amazed at how disarming it can be.

soundingboard on July 14, 2007 at 4:49 AM

damn tags

soundingboard on July 14, 2007 at 4:52 AM

I just flipped when I heard the interviewer asking Ayaan the “Is there a school where they teach you these American cliches?” phrase.

I just assumed that it must have been Ayaan asking the interviewer that, because then it would have been true. What an unintentional clown that guy is and how sad that his opinions count for ‘wisdom’ in so much of the western world.

Aylios on July 14, 2007 at 6:29 AM

Applauds Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Well Done!

coleporter on July 14, 2007 at 6:34 AM

She just nuked him at the end, but just like the rest of her comments, it flew right over his head.

AlexB on July 14, 2007 at 4:14 AM

The worst part is that it will have flown over the heads of his viewers as well. They will have come away convinced that his collection of tired liberal cliches represent the absolute truth in spite of what Ayaan said.

For them she’s just a poor misguided little black girl that’s been indoctrinated by the evil white establishment. No amount of reasoning will ever change that point of view, because at the end of the day those people are just as indoctrinated by Islamist-Liberal thinking as the most rabid jihadi.

Aylios on July 14, 2007 at 6:37 AM

She just nuked him at the end, but just like the rest of her comments, it flew right over his head.

AlexB on July 14, 2007 at 4:14 AM
The worst part is that it will have flown over the heads of his viewers as well. They will have come away convinced that his collection of tired liberal cliches represent the absolute truth in spite of what Ayaan said.

For them she’s just a poor misguided little black girl that’s been indoctrinated by the evil white establishment. No amount of reasoning will ever change that point of view, because at the end of the day those people are just as indoctrinated by Islamist-Liberal thinking as the most rabid jihadi.

Aylios on July 14, 2007 at 6:37 AM

Evidence that you are correct may be had by reading the comments on the article.

Glynn on July 14, 2007 at 6:59 AM

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