Female Muslim, Witnessing Netanyahu's Patience, Suggests Him For Nobel Peace Prize
'Hamas wants Israel completely destroyed'
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, one of the world's most prominent fighters against radical Islam, defends Israel's right to fight Hamas, says the West is refusing to recognize the danger of growing Muslim extremism • "Netanyahu should get a Nobel Peace Prize," she says.
Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Photo credit: Dudi Vaaknin
Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very worried these days. According to her, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just a symbol -- a small-scale model of the bigger war between the West and radical Islam. She predicts that this bigger war will become very tangible in the coming years.
Hirsi Ali, a Somalian refugee, was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was only five years old. She later became a political activist, a feminist and a writer, and was elected to parliament in the Netherlands. She co-created the provocative film "Submission" with Dutch director Theo van Gogh, who was assassinated as a result by a radical Dutch Muslim. In 2005, she was named as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. But most importantly, she has become one of the biggest critics of Islam and a prominent fighter for women's rights in Muslim societies. She founded and currently heads the New York-based women's rights organization AHA Foundation, which addresses issues like underage marriage, forced marriage, domestic violence and honor killings.