Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Islamists’ Final Stand – Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Islamists’ Final Stand – Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

An absolute must read! From a woman who escaped the barbarians who are now at OUR gates.

If you won’t listen to Americans telling you that caving in on free speech is a bad idea and that appeasement NEVER works- perhaps you will listen to someone who escaped and lived to tell about it?

In the past 23 years, we have learned a lot about the danger of giving in to the demands of extremists. We now know all too well how it incites them to demand more and to refuse reason and a peaceful settlement.

Or at least some of us know it. How often have I endured bizarre conversations with government officials who cling to the illusion that the threat is temporary or that it can be negotiated. And then there are the even more delusional positions staked out by some prominent intellectuals who blame the writer, the politician, the filmmaker, or the cartoonist for provoking the threat.

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It was Voltaire who once said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” As Salman Rushdie discovered, as we are reminded again as the Arab street burns, that sentiment is seldom heard in our time. Once I was ready to burn The Satanic Verses. Now I know that his right to publish it was a more sacred thing than any religion.

(bolding and italics mine)

(And this is probably the only time you will ever see me link to the Daily Beast- but this is just too important)

 

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7 Responses

  1. I think that Salaman Rushdie would be carted off if Zero could use him to deflect on what a shitty POTUS he is. I don’t care if it is the Daily Beast. She is spot on.

  2. Thank you for posting this piece PMM. It was a powerful read. We need to listen to these people before it’s too late.

    • Amen Imust! NES has been telling us for years- so we are well acquainted with the dangers. There are too many who do not get it. Do not follow the news as do we. There are many ignorant souls out there who watch only infotainment and American Idol and cheap tv series. Had they bothered to watch things unfold in Europe they would take the latest developments a little more seriously. They should ask Angela Merkel how well multiculturalism is working out over there. Or visit London- where there are Sharia zones and a female tourist who is uniformed is risking her life walking through a neighborhood minding her own business. America needs to wake the hell UP! Sharia creep, it’s everywhere.

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