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Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, was raised Muslim, and spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. In 1992, Hirsi Ali came to the Netherlands as a refugee. She earned her college degree in political science and worked for the Dutch Labor party. She denounced Islam after the September 11 terrorist attacks and now serves as a Dutch parliamentarian, fighting for the rights of Muslim women in Europe, the enlightenment of Islam, and security in the West.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women in Islam.
Women's rights -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Women's rights -- Islamic countries.
Women -- Islamic countries -- Social conditions.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Islamic law)
Muslim women -- Netherlands.