Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'Everyone Is Afraid to Criticize Islam'

SPIEGEL Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali: 'Everyone Is Afraid to Criticize Islam' - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one hell of a woman.

She's under threat of death, as Theo van Gogh was killed, for her part in making "Submission", a powerful, 11-minute film criticizing the treatment of women under contemporary islam. (Yes, I know all muslims are not that way. That's not the point.)

If you're interested in seeing the film that was SO offensive to the same set that's reacting to the cartoons, you can download it here in AVI format. You may have to install a codec, which is available here. Google Video has it, though I have not watched the full Google feed of "Submission". I think the streaming feed necessarily causes deterioration, but it's another option.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is unsubmissive to those who would silence her. She's involved in making a sequel to "Submission", which I look forward to seeing upon release.

More power to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and courageous people like her. Credit, too, to the people who made the film available on the internet, and to those through whom I found it.

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