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Outspoken Islam Critic Calls for an Islamic Reformation


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For more than 10 years, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a fierce critic of Islam. As a result, she's also been the target of constant death threats.

Hirsi Ali was born a Muslim in Somalia, where she saw and experienced the brutal treatment of women and girls under fundamentalist Islam.

As a young woman, she escaped from an arranged marriage and sought asylum in The Netherlands. She became involved in politics and eventually was elected to the Dutch parliament, where she was an outspoken critic of Islam.

Today, Hirsi Ali lives in the United States and is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. She continues to risk her life to expose Islam, a religin she says subjugates Muslim women to lives of slavery, suffering, and submission.

Her latest book is called Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. In it, she makes the powerful case that a religious reformation is the only way to end the terrorism, sectarian warfare, and repression of women and minorities that each year claim thousands of lives throughout the Muslim world.

Hirsi Ali will talk more about her book and her call for a religious reformation on The 700 Club, Tuesday, March 24. Check your local listing for show times, or check after 11 a.m. ET.

Watch the whole interview above or watch clips below:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The oppression of women in Muslim countries
Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains how women in Muslim countries face oppression.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'I underwent genital mutilation at the age of five'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about the epidemic of female genital mutilation in Muslim countries.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'Islam unreformed is not a religion of peace'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls for radical reformation of Islam.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Emulating Muhammad = Islamic State
Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains that living a life exactly as the Prophet Muhammad results in groups such as the Islamic State.

Defining Jihad: 'Denial is not a strategy'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains that jihad means "holy war." She lays out why trying to define it as something else is not reality.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Radical Islam is a call to death
Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains why radical Islamists look forward to death.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Muslim immigration and Sharia law
Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains the dangers of Sharia law as a part of Muslim immigration.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'Radical thought can throw the world into war'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali details the dangers of radical Islam.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Nuclear deal with Iran is 'naive'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali weighs in on the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran. She explains that Iran has promised death to Israel and death to America. Hirsi Ali says trusting the Iranian regime is 'naive.'

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