Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “The West’s obsession with ‘terror’ has been a mistake. Dawa, the ideology behind it, is a broader threat”

WALL STREET JOURNAL
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Islam’s Most Eloquent Apostate
by Tunku Varadarajan
April 7, 2017

The woman sitting opposite me, dressed in a charcoal pantsuit and a duck-egg-blue turtleneck, can’t go anywhere, at any time of day, without a bodyguard. She is soft-spoken and irrepressibly sane, but also—in the eyes of those who would rather cut her throat than listen to what she says—the most dangerous foe of Islamist extremism in the Western world. We are in a secure room at a sprawling university, but the queasiness in my chest takes a while to go away. I’m talking to a woman with multiple fatwas on her head, someone who has a greater chance of meeting a violent end than anyone I’ve met (Salman Rushdie included). And yet she’s wholly poised, spectacles pushed back to rest atop her head like a crown, dignified and smiling under siege. READ MORE

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