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  •  I'm surprised you wrote this (5+ / 0-)

    I assume it's because you haven't read some of the stuff she's said. It's one thing to criticize religion, or even to fairly criticize one religion, but to blast Islam as uniquely evil is not only to be bigoted; it's to ignore the blood on the hands of those who espouse other faiths.

    This interview provides a good primer:

    Hirsi Ali: Only if Islam is defeated. Because right now, the political side of Islam, the power-hungry expansionist side of Islam, has become superior to the Sufis and the Ismailis and the peace-seeking Muslims.

    Reason: Don’t you mean defeating radical Islam?

    Hirsi Ali: No. Islam, period. Once it’s defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace.

    Reason: We have to crush the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims under our boot? In concrete terms, what does that mean, “defeat Islam”?

    Hirsi Ali: I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars. Islam can be defeated in many ways. For starters, you stop the spread of the ideology itself; at present, there are native Westerners converting to Islam, and they’re the most fanatical sometimes. There is infiltration of Islam in the schools and universities of the West. You stop that. You stop the symbol burning and the effigy burning, and you look them in the eye and flex your muscles and you say, “This is a warning. We won’t accept this anymore.” There comes a moment when you crush your enemy.

    Reason: Militarily?

    Hirsi Ali: In all forms, and if you don’t do that, then you have to live with the consequence of being crushed.

    She think Islam should be crushed by force as well as other means. The fact that she was invited in the first place, and maintains a relatively good name, shows that anti-Islam sentiment remains acceptable in a way that anti Jewish and Christian sentiment isn't.

    Oh by the way she's also defended Anders Breivekand
     blamed Islam for Israel's subjugation of Palestinians.

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