‘The U.S. is the best country in the world to be a woman or black’: Somali-born former Muslim author Ayaan Hirsi Ali says minority groups in America have little to complain about

I have a lot of respect for Ayaan Hirsi Ali concerning Islam and her fight against what was done to her. She left Islam in her 30s. She was elected to the Dutch Parliament and later came to the US and then married Niall Ferguson. She’s an atheist and a renowned feminist. I don’t agree with her atheism or her liberal politics, but she gets it absolutely right on Islam. She’s a courageous woman and I supported her making of Submission. The director, Theo van Gogh, was killed for that screenplay and Hirsi Ali was marked for death over it. We can find common ground to fight for what is right and the US is the best place on earth to fight that battle from.


Muslim women’s rights advocate and outspoken critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali
has championed the U.S. as the best country in the world to live as a woman and as a black person.

From the Daily Mail:

A Muslim women’s rights advocate and outspoken critic of Islam has championed the U.S. as the best country in the world to live as a woman and as a black person.

Somali-born author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 45, emigrated to America in 2006 after facing death threats in the Netherlands, where she had been a member of parliament and a target for extremists after renouncing her faith and becoming an atheist.

Hirsi Ali, who describes herself as a liberal, has accused her fellow liberals of failing to have a proper sense of perspective about life in the U.S. and for not being more critical of Islam.

‘We are so blessed as women to live in the United States. The best place to be a woman in the world is in the U.S. The best place to be black in the world is in the U.S.,’ she told The Daily Beast.

‘Is it perfect? No. Are we confronted with threats? Yes. But it’s the perfect place to fight [them] off.’

Ali said that the law in the U.S. and the fact that the majority of the population are accepting of differences make it easier for all types of minority groups including woman, black people, gays and Jews.

‘I cannot imagine what it is like to be a black man living in Saudi Arabia, in Iran – even where the majority of people are black, like Africa,’ she said.

‘I cannot imagine a better place to be gay than in the U.S. I know that all European countries have accepted gay marriage and here in the U.S. we’re still struggling to accept that.

‘On the other hand, when the jihadists in Europe attack gays in the streets, the governments don’t protect them.

‘The best place to be Jewish in the world, besides the state of Israel, is in the U.S. The best place to be Christian is in the U.S.’

Hirsi Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s.

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Hirsi Ali told The Daily Beast that in comparison to the rest of the world woman in the West have little to complain about.

‘Listen, if you’re not allowed into a golf club, that doesn’t sit well with me, but if I were to prioritize, I would say: This girl, she’s just been denied her right to school, she’s just been forced into marriage, she’s just been genitally mutilated. That’s the sort of thing that we need to be, as women, signing up against.’

Hirsi Ali releases her new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs A Reformation Now, later this month.

The book includes her thoughts on the January shootings in Paris at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Her previous books include the best-selling memoir Infidel.

She has written and spoken extensively of her experience as a Muslim girl in East Africa.

She moved to the Netherlands as a young woman, and she was later elected to the Dutch Parliament.

She wrote the screenplay for Submission, a 2004 film critical of the treatment of Muslim women.

Shortly after its release, the director, Theo van Gogh, was murdered on an Amsterdam street by a radical Islamist, who also pinned to the victim’s body a threat to kill Hirsi Ali.

She is married to British historian and public commentator Niall Ferguson, who left his wife of sixteen year for the Somali intellectual.

They married in September 2011 and Hirsi Ali gave birth to their son three months later.

America is the friendliest place on the planet for minorities – it always has been. Some of that is slipping away under our Marxist leaders, but I have faith our freedoms can be reinstated and made whole once more. The US is by far the safest place on earth to be female, gay, Christian, Jewish or any race under the sun. There is no denying that – it’s not perfect, but you also won’t die for it here either. Liberals typically just don’t get it and they certainly don’t go after radical Islam as they should. They would do well to listen to Hirsi Ali and emulate her.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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