The interview is well done.
Yet, an important question is asked in the interview, but not answered, and that is why exactly is there such a burning romance between such a clearly illiberal religion/movement and political liberals and leftists?
My own theory is that political leftism and Islam are nihilistic movements, and both are totalitarian . Both enthusiastically embrace a culture of death, and not of life, and neither makes any apology for its zero sum jostling for total and complete power. and domination of the non-believers. Both world views provide their believers with an all-encompassing, rigid, inflexible and infallible system for living that prescribe behaviour, human interaction, rules of governance and "permitted" thoughts from the largest questions of human existence, purpose and consciousness to the minutia of day to day ablutions, salutations and appellations.
Read the whole thing.
Hirsi Ali is simply a force to be reckoned with.
I like the way she obliterates the "lone wolf" mythos.
"Whether out of political expediency or superficiality, Western politicians and commentators treat individuals like those responsible for the massacres in France, Belgium, California and across the Middle East and Africa as mere “pop-ups”—making it seem as though, as Ms. Hirsi Ali says, “a 21-year-old wakes up one day and decides to commit jihad.” She wryly refers to this as “Sudden Jihadi Syndrome.” Ms. Hirsi Ali views matters quite differently. “That’s not the way it works,” she says. “This is the product of indoctrination that goes on year after year. In North America and Europe [no less than elsewhere] they preach that jihad is obligatory. They may preach that there is a time and a place for jihad, but they preach it.”
“It is time to drop the euphemisms and verbal contortions,” she has written."