|Tuesday, 16 May 2006|
Giving an Islamophobe more attention than they deserve is perhaps not ideal, but sometimes there is nothing like exposing a liar, cheat and above all a hater of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Hirsi Ali, whose real name is Hirshi Magan, fits this bill perfectly.
Ayan Hirsi Ali, a Dutch MP (oh no, not the Dutch) claimed she was on the run from Somalia, after being forced into a marriage where she was routinely abused. She wrote a short documentary denouncing Islam's treatment of women which also featured naked women with verses from the Koran painted on their bodies. She also claimed Prophet Muhammad was the same as Saddam Hussein (I wonder how much Saddam paid her for that). However a recent documentary in the Netherlands exposed her for what she really is.
It started a week ago when a Dutch TV documentary “Zembla” revealed that; Ayaan Hirshi Ali’s asylum seeking story based on lies.
See “Zembla” here (Dutch language, parts of the documentary are in English …her appearance in the US 60 minutes TV program and interviews with her family in Somalia and Kenya)
Zembla (video): De heilige Ayaan = Holy Ayaan.
She lied about her name, her age, she wasn’t in Somalia at time of Somalia-war, she was safe in Kenya and she wasn’t forced married as she said.
Ayaan said in her press-conference, she is quitting but the reality is she had no choice because she will be kicked out from the parliament any way and today the government announces that Ayaan’s passport will be seized.
Ayaan offered a job in the US, the US ambassador in the Netherlands assured Ayaan that what’s happened in Netherlands will not effect her job in the US.
This is a huge fall from grace for the prominent Dutch MP, after having won numerous awards for "bravery" and "free speech", including a mention in TIMES magazine as one of the most influential thinkers of 2005. Although there are few awards for lying and deceit, her name must surely be on the shortlist.