Ilya Gridneff/The Daily Telegraph gives us the usual ‘outspoken’ and ‘controversial’ BS -labels on the double:
MUSLIM schools in Australia should be abolished, a controversial Somali-born writer told the Sydney’s Writers Festival last night.
Amid intense security and the police riot and public order squad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali received a standing ovation from a full house at the Sydney Recital Hall after speaking on the importance of Western values influencing Islamic thought.
Her calls for reforming Islam along with collaborations with assassinated Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh has made her a leading voice in the debate on Islam.
It has also made her need 24-hour security.
* Hmmm, wonder why that is? Will Iliya Griffith tell us?
“I don’t hate Muslims but I detest the submission of the free will,” she said last night.
Calling for Islam to accept and not be above criticism, she asked the audience to consider the need for separate Muslim schools in Australia.
“Australians’ must ask why there is need for Saudi Arabian financed Muslim schools? Young people should be groomed to be Australians first, to see their nationality first not religion,” she said.
The distinguished author who fled Somalia to The Netherlands, became a member of Parliament and now lives in the US.
Her speech outlined her evolution of thinking, from denouncing Salman Rushdie to reading forbidden texts.
* Great report, Iliya!
We need more reporters like you, effectively saying nothing about the RoP- but how would you know? Who ever did educate you about the cult of Islam?Â
Watch out where the huskies go and don’t you eat that yellow snow…
Meanwhile in Holland, the far left nutroots who got rid of Ali Hirsi continue to shoot themselves in the foot:
Dutch political party, fearing it will lose Muslim votes, tries to muzzle party member who is working to protect Muslim apostates
Who cares about human rights if it will mean losing votes? “PvdA Tries to Muzzle Muslim Apostate,” from NIS News, with thanks to Fjordman:
THE HAGUE, 05/06/07 – Labour (PvdA) has been trying to muzzle a young PvdA member who is fighting for the rights and safety of Muslim apostates. An internal memo shows that the party fears the campaign of Ehsan Jami will cause it electoral damage and enrage Muslims.
Jami announced in May he was setting up a Committee for Ex-Muslims. The committee wants to break the taboo on lapsing from the Islamic faith. The 22 year old Jami, himself an apostate of Islam, says many Muslims do not dare to renounce Islam for fear of reprisals, including death.
Jami, who is a PvdA council member in the town of Leidschendam-Voorburg, will launch the committee officially in September with an international press conference. He says he has already had hundreds of e-mails from Muslims from throughout the world who support him. But his own PvdA is trying to muzzle him, it emerges from internal correspondence obtained by newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
‘Progressive’ filmmaker Eddy Terstall, who is active on behalf of the PvdA behind the scenes, spoke with Jami on behalf of the party. An e-mail in which he reported to PvdA MPs and ministers last week on this meeting leaked to NRC Handelsblad….
The e-mail reveals an attempt to manipulate Jami on 11 points. Terstal advised him to “choose his words more carefully” and take into account the fact that his message could go down badly with the PvdA’s big immigrant following. Terstall concluded with the message that he is prepared to “guide” Jami further.
Jami is supported by philosopher and political commentator Afshin Ellian. NRC Handelsblad quoted MP Wolfsen as saying that Ellian has “a very anti-Islam agenda.” But apart from Ellian, who is an Irani refugee, Jami is “almost exclusively surrounding himself with whites”, which is unwise, Terstal’s email states.