Tuesday, May 16, 2006

More On Hirsi Ali

Peaktalk discusses why both the right and left in Dutch politics wanted her out.

The post appears to have been written prior to the news coming out about Hirsi Ali's relocation here, but it still provides some interesting insights, at least one of which is supported in this Expatica article from today.

I am an admirer of Hirsi Ali for her courage in speaking out, and I welcome her move to our country (though, as I said yesterday, I don't condone her lying to obtain asylum in The Netherlands, which she has admitted). But her reception has been lukewarm in some quarters, which has puzzled me to some degree. In the interest of presenting at least part of that side, here is a post from one of her detractors.