Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I could not be clearer about the threat that comes from what I call the assassin’s veto: people who say, ‘If you say that, we will kill you'”

“There is no nobler cause than the freedom of the press; but the more absolute that freedom is, the more ignoble may be the motives of those who avail themselves of it.”

“Our decent desire to be polite, combined with our indecent concessions to fear, make reform of Islam less likely”

‘Why can’t we alter the conversation on art from “But is it art?” to “Is it any good?”’

‘There is only one thing the Leveson inquiry needs to discover: how did the law come to be broken repeatedly and publicly, with impunity?’

‘The dance floor at the wedding of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson would have been the Guardian’s worst nightmare’

The Ground Zero mosque debate shows America, like Britain, pursuing the chimera of attempting to reform Islam

They swoon at the feet of Tariq Ramadan and pour scorn on those who question his motives, such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Liberals and feminists do not consider the oppression of women a pressing concern when done in the name of culture or religion