In 1992, she was married off by her father in a ceremony which she refused to attend and fled to the Netherlands where she won asylum, and eventually citizenship.After earning a degree in political science she served as an elected member of the Dutch parliament for three years becoming an active critic of Islam, an advocate for women’s rights and a leader in the campaign to reform Islam.I remember several years ago, being about 20 years old, and I was out with a group of girlfriends. At least not compared to the number of men who were interested in my friends. The men seemed interested in my girlfriends, but not me. Not that I was trying to actually figure it out; I was too busy feeling sorry for myself. He pulled his head right back and stepped away from me, taking one step back, literally. I remember walking away from that club where I was at, and weeks later, started to tell myself the boring story about how men don’t want to be in a relationship with me because they were intimidated by me. The reality is that attraction occurs when there is polarity.One can’t get clarity when they are feeling sorry for themselves. I was actually totally clueless, because it was none of that. Polarity happens when there is opposite energies, it didn’t have to be that way, it is just how it is in our universe.Controversial Dutch Somali feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has sacrificed her life for the freedom to speak out.As a vehement critic of Islam, the religion she used to adhere to, Hirsi Ali provoked a storm of anger among Muslims around the world for her forthright views, including the claim that Islam is a “backward religion” and her open condemnation of the prophet Mohammed.Women born between December 21 to January 19 seem a little stoic and aloof on the outside, but underneath, they are some of the most loving and amazing people around.You just have to take the time to get to know them.
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Since becoming a permanent resident of the United States, Hirsi Ali has been forced to personally finance her own protection.
Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia and raised a devout Muslim.
In 2004 Hirsi Ali wrote the script for Submission, a ten minute film by Dutch director Theo Van Gogh which told the story of violence against women in Islamic society and how the Koran is used to justify it.
As a result of the film’s broadcast on Dutch television, Van Gogh was brutally murdered and Hirsi Ali’s own life was under threat, forcing her to live under the constant protection of the Dutch security services.