LitBirthdays November 13, 2010

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November 13

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born November 13, 1969) – Somali writer, human rights activist

Read the Wikipedia article about Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Read the Naturally Sophia blog profile of Ayaan Hirsi

“She believes in objectivity, feminism, and standing up for herself and her views.”

Watch Ayaan Hirsi Ali argue against rationalized excuses for terrorism

“If we start to entertain the idea that foreclosures and health care and all kinds of normal adversity is an excuse to take away the lives of others … let’s not excuse them. Let’s look at what he said and his activities.”

Watch / listen to Ayaan Hirsi speak about the fundamentalist Muslim family and social values

“You cannot defeat an idea by bombing it out of people’s heads or imprisoning them. You can offer them a better idea.”

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