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In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break with orthodoxy and embrace critical thinking to improve the state of women’s rights.

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In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break with orthodoxy and embrace critical thinking to improve the state of women’s rights.

Read Ayaan’s piece here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906

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In her own words, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to the public statement of Brandeis University.

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In her own words, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to the public statement of Brandeis University. Read her response here: http://wwsg.com/response-by-ayaan-hirsi-ali-to-the-statement-from-brandeis-university

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The AHA Foundation funded a recent survey of immigrant populations in New York conducted by researchers at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan that shows that the issue of forced marriage is very much alive and probably underdocumented.

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In the United States, forced marriages take place but usually remain hidden from public view. The AHA Foundation, an advocacy organization founded by vocal women’s rights defender and often controversial critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who escaped her own forced marriage in 1992, funded a recent survey of immigrant populations in New York conducted by researchers at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. The results show that the issue of forced marriage is very much alive and probably underdocumented. “Forced marriage is only one variant of the honor violence that happens in these communities,” said Ric Curtis, a professor of anthropology at John Jay, who led the survey.

Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/21/forced-marriage-isaliveandwellintheus.html

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes aim at forced marriages in the United States.

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An investigative report reveals that a 1989 “honor” killing in Missouri of a daughter by her parents was caught on tape by the FBI because the father was under surveillance for links to a Jihadist group.

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A 1989 honor killing in Missouri of a daughter by her parents was caught on tape by the FBI because the father was under surveillance for links to a Jihadist group.

The girl, 16-year-old Tina Isa, was brutally stabbed for dating a boy and for taking a part-time job. One night in November 1989, after a heated argument, the father cut the conversation short, saying “Listen, my dear daughter, do you know that this is the last day?”

The mother held Tina down while the father stabbed Tina six times in the chest with a kitchen knife. On the tape, the father can be heard yelling “Die! Die quickly!” The parents then called 911, claiming their daughter had attacked them.

The FBI surveillance tapes revealed that their daughter had not attacked them and both parents were sentenced to death by a U.S. Judge. The father died in prison before he could be executed and the mother’s death sentence was commuted by a Court of Appeals. She remains in prison today.

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Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, have arrested a man for seeking to carry out an act of “honor” violence against his sister.

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Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, have arrested a man for seeking to carry out an act of “honor” violence against his sister.

Read more here: http://www.klkntv.com/story/23916769/lpd-man-arrested-for-hate-crime-after-attacking-his-sister

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Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a dispute over the arranged marriage of his daughter in Pakistan.

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Prosecutors said a New York man has been charged with conspiring to kill two family members in a dispute over the arranged marriage of his daughter in Pakistan.

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Our latest blog post focuses on the story of Amina Ajmal, an American citizen who was forced into a marriage in Pakistan.

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Our latest blog post focuses on the story of Amina Ajmal, an American citizen who was forced into a marriage in Pakistan. When she fled that marriage, her father went on a campaign of honor violence, killing those who helped her escape and vowing to kill her as well. Read it to be aware of honor violence and the harm it inflicts.

Read the story here: http://give.theahafoundation.org/blog-0/bid/148558/American-Woman-Escapes-Forced-Marriage-in-Pakistan-Honor-Violence-Campaign-Follows

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In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers her thoughts on immigration reform and political Islam.

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In the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the meaning of becoming a U.S. citizen and offers her thoughts on immigration reform and political Islam.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324767004578486931383069840.html

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on feminists to return to their core values and prioritize women’s safety first.

Read more here: http://www.dailylife.com.au/all-about-women/womens-safety-is-the-top-priority-20130402-2h517.html

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