Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a human rights activist, author and host of The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast.

Articles by Ayaan

Articles by Ayaan

When migrants come, culture migrates too

Politicians and the mainstream media in Europe have done their best to downplay the post-2015 wave of harassment or assault.

Is the Culture War Lost?

A conversation between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Sarah Haider.

J.K. Rowling's lonely fight for women's rights

A century ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified and women were guaranteed the right to vote. While we have achieved much else besides since then, not least in terms of our educational and economic and political opportunities, the fight for gender equality still has a long way to go.

Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it.

We need a better definition of ‘refugee’

The global asylum and refugee system is no longer fit for purpose. As a beneficiary of that system, I do not make such a statement lightly. The reality is that it is outdated and can no longer cope with the challenges posed by mass violence and global migration today.

African gangs: It's not racist to name it for what it is

How should we think about recent incidents of violence and anti- social behaviour by first and second-generation immigrants? Or should we just not think about them at all, for fear of thinking something politically incorrect?

The anti-woman violence feminists are afraid to confront

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women?

Imagine the humiliation of a middle-aged mother having to ask a young son’s approval for life decisions.

On This ‘Day Without a Woman,’ Don’t Leave Women Oppressed by Sharia Law Behind

Too many feminists in the West are reluctant to condemn cultural practices that clearly harm women.

Confronting Political Islam

It is important for the United States to tackle radical Islamist ideological indoctrination — dawa — before it takes root to the extent it has in Europe.