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Past Event

Ayaan Hirsi Ali with Bari Weiss: Islam, Immigration and Women's Rights

Somali-born Dutch-American politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali has long been an advocate for Islamic reform. As a former Muslim herself, she has publicly denounced forced marriage, honor violence, and female genital mutilation. In her newest book, Prey, Hirsi Ali is asking a new tough question: Is the rise of sexual assault cases in Europe correlated with the mass arrival of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries?

As a refugee herself, Hirsi Ali knows first-hand the struggles of integration and assimilation that are necessary in immigrating to a new nation. Rather than restricting immigration, Hirsi Ali is calling for Europeans to reform their broken system that allows young men to bring sexual violence and marginalization of women from the Muslim world into Europe. This violence isn’t a figment of alt-right propaganda, Hirsi Ali insists, even if neo-Nazis exaggerate it. She says it’s a real problem that Europe—and the world—cannot continue to ignore.

Join us as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and journalist Bari Weiss describe her research in Prey and imagines a new future that protects and advances the rights of women around the world.

Notes

Copies of Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights, are available for purchase during checkout. Purchased books will be sent to the address provided at checkout (domestic U.S. addresses only).

Copies of Bari Weiss’s book,  How to Fight Anti-Semitism, are also available for purchase at checkout. Purchased books will be sent to the address provided at checkout (domestic U.S. addresses only).

This is an online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

This program is free, though we invite you to make a donation during registration to support the production of our online programming.

February 11, 2021

United States

Speakers
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Human Rights Activist; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights
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In Conversation with Bari Weiss
Journalist and Former Op-ed Staff Editor, The New York Times
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Gloria Duffy

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California—Program Chair

Format

6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program