A Wanted Woman

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Hirsi Ali has been getting death threats for years

Is the U.S. ready for Ayaan Hirsi Ali? If this slight and elegant woman's arrival in Washington sets off even half the clamor her departure from Dutch politics did, the capital better start girding itself. Last week, the Somali-born Member of the Dutch Parliament, an outspoken critic of the Muslim religion she was born into, announced her resignation to take up a fellowship at the conservative American Enterprise Institute (aei).

But what a send-off: Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, a member of same liberal vvd party as Hirsi Ali, announced that because Hirsi Ali...

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