Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Who hasn’t heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali?
She it was who wrote the script for Theo van Gogh’s film “Submission”: the film depicts a beaten, naked woman whose body is covered with verses from the Koran. In case you didn’t get the message: that’s what Islam does to you, especially if you are a woman.

Theo van Gogh was murdered by a Dutch-born Muslim of Moroccan origin, and he threatened to do the same to Ms. Ali. The lady had since then been kept under police protection. However, she was caught having fibbed about her asylum claim, and the Dutch withdrew the welcome mat. Since then she has headed for more accommodating climes, namely, the United States of America (where else?).

In her book “The Caged Virgin”, she argues that it is clear what the west must do: force Islam to go through the civilising effects of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. She fiercely opposes multiculturalism: the west should come out of the closet and proclaim its superiority over the benighted Muslim world.

As history books helpfully point out, the superiority of the Dutch over the barbaric hordes is beyond reasonable doubt: after all, they it was who collaborated to hand over almost all the resident Jews to the Germans to be shipped to concentration camps.

Now, that’s western civilisation for you: superior!

No comments: