Friday, September 16, 2011

Tarek Fatah interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali



Avi Benlolo





I had the great pleasure of seeing my friend Tarek Fatah interview an obviously pregnant Ayaan Hirsi Ali at an event for the Friends of Simon Wiesenthaml Center for Holocaust Studies. It was a well attended event and it was wonderful to chat with some classmates from medical school, some political friends, Senator Frum and of course Tarek and his daughter, Natasha Fatah.
It was wonderful to see Tarek and Ayaan so clearly delineate the jihadi threat. Tarek started of the interview by asking about the baby. Ayaan replied everything is going well and the baby is due Christmas Day! Ayaan has become an atheist, while Tarek said he was still trying to hanging on his faith. It was nice to see that Ayaan is still associated with the American Enterprise institute. She cited the lack of real right wing media in Europe as one of the reasons the jihadis are having such an easy time. Both railed against the secular left. I had the chance to ask a question and spoke of Salim Mansur's book Multiculturalism , a Delectable Lie( read the great interview Salim did with the Prince Arthur Herald.) I said I though much of the problem was white guilt and the tendency of the liberal left to feel offended on the behalf of people like Ayaan , Tarek and me. Ayaan said it was really just racism. Tarek called it the racism of low expectations. They both said we have to tell our co citizens that we are capable of defending ourselves, if we thought we needed defending. I congratulate both Tarek and Ayaan Hirsi Ali for emending Western values and fighting Islamacism! Thank you to the friends of Simon Wiesenthal for hosting this important event.
I willtry and post the video f I can find it

2 comments:

Non believer said...

bunch of crap. Ayaan is a radical as well. Just walking the 180 degrees direction of fundamentalists, there is a road of contra-fundamentalists, who are walking in a same radical, non-detailed, sick way of generalism. Nobody ever talks about her fraudulent and deceiving ways she used to get her things done in Europe. And by all means, we have right wing governments here. Guess what, they all F@ck it up! More than in a healthy society should ever be tolerated...

I guess you will never approve this comment, due to the radicalist ways of censorships. Freedom of speech only for the side you support and all that crap...

Anonymous said...

At least if you had read the book: Infidel, your comment would have been different

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