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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Name: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Born: 11/13/1969 (50 years old)
  • Occupation: Politician and author
  • Known for: Women's rights advocacy, criticism of female genital mutilation, criticism of religion, criticism of Islam

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (/ˈjɑːn ˈhɪərsi ˈɑːli/; Dutch:[aːˈjaːn ˈɦiːrsi ˈaːli] listen); Somali: Ayaan Xirsi Cali: Ayān Ḥirsī ‘Alī; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan, 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician. She received international attention as a critic of Islam and advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriage, honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation. She has founded an organisation for the defense of women’s rights, the AHA Foundation.

Birth Name: Ayaan Hirsi Magan

Notable Works: The Caged Virgin, Infidel: My Life, Nomad: From Islam to America

School: Leiden University (M.Sc.)

Alias: Ayaan Hirsi Magan

Party: 2001–02: Labour Party (PvdA), 2002–06: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)

Birth Place: Mogadishu, Somalia

Source: Wikipedia

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