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Are Muslims victimized in the West?

Author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says she doesn't buy into the major worries about Islamophobia.

Mohammed: the Anti-Innovator, with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of "Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now," argues that Mohammed was a creative genius who, upon his death, froze innovation in Islam forever.

Hey Ben Affleck: Would You Play Mohammed in a Movie? Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wants to Know.

"Islamic extremism is an assault on the ideas of liberalism, on the idea of innovation, on women, on gays, on tolerance, on civilization," says the author and social activist. She says if American cultural leaders like Ben Affleck can't see this, it's because they're not paying attention.

Living By the Humanist Narrative

God doesn’t answer back.  That’s the problem.  Humans can.

Change in the Muslim World Means Emancipation from Allah

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The change we are talking about for the Muslim world is essentially a change where we hope that Muslim individuals will be emancipated from their own concept of a God, submission to the will of Allah. 

Why I Live By Humanism

God doesn’t answer back. That’s the problem. Humans can. 

How Do You Change One Billion Minds?

The only thing we can do in our lifetime—those of us who do want change—is to keep pushing for it.