Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Holland's shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

The Caged Virgin
Holland's shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
By Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens on one example of how over-apologetic attitudes of "liberal" Western countries in fact lack conviction in their policies. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia, and had been a refugee in several African countries. She was circumcised against her will at a young age, and then given in marriage to a distant male relative she had never met. Now a prominent activist in Holland, she has received death threats, but the Dutch government is embarrassed to have her.
Entering politics to try to alert the European left to this danger, she was first elected as a deputy for the Labor Party, but after 9/11 she changed her allegiance to the Liberals. This, she explained, was because many Labor spokesmen preferred to think of immigrants as possessing "group rights." They had become so infatuated by their own "multi-culti" style that they had ignored the rights of individuals—especially women and girls—who were imprisoned within their own ghetto.

Full article.

Also, pick up Ayaan Hirsi Ali's The Caged Virgin.

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