Ayaan Hirsi Ali Israel Manfred Gerstenfeld

AYAAN HIRSI ALI: ISRAEL IS A LIBERAL DEMOCRACY………

 

Something of which, all my readers know full and well, the best educated readers on the web.

Interview with prize-winning Somalian writer: “In Socialist eyes, whoever isn’t white or Western is a victim, and this includes Muslims… my family, however, was Muslim and taught me to be a racist.”

Op-Ed: Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Israel is a Liberal Democracy

Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 10:28 PM

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

In the past decade, Ayaan Hirsi Ali became known worldwide as a non-fiction writer. In 2006, Reader’s Digestgave her the European of the Year award and said she best embodied Europe’s contemporary values. Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia in 1969 and was granted asylum in the Netherlands in 1992. She left for the United States in spring 2006 after she had to resign from the Dutch Parliament because of a minister’s ruling that she had never obtained Dutch nationality.

Hirsi Ali said she visited Israel a number of years ago, primarily to understand how it dealt so well with so many immigrants from different origins. “My main impression was that Israel is a liberal democracy. In the places I visited, including Jerusalem as well as Tel Aviv and its beaches, I saw that men and women are equal. One never knows what happens behind the scenes, but that is how it appears to the visitor. The many women in the army are also very visible.

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