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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Profile in Courage

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Dutch MP) (BBC)
Dutch MP to make gay Islam film

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is also planning a book written for Muslims
A Somali-born Dutch MP who collaborated on the film that led to the murder of director Theo van Gogh has written a sequel, about Islam's attitude to gays.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali received death threats after her work on Submission, a film about Islam's treatment of women.

Van Gogh was shot and stabbed by a Muslim radical, Mohammed Bouyeri, as he cycled through Amsterdam in 2004.

The film will use anonymous actors and carry no credits in an effort to protect those involved in the project.

Ms Ali told Dutch media that she had co-written the script with Van Gogh in the summer of 2004, months before he was killed last November.

"I examine the position of homosexuals in Islam in the film Submission II," she told the De Volkskrant newspaper.

"In the movie, they are called Allah's creatures," she added.

The MP is an outspoken critic of Islamic values and describes herself as a "lapsed" Muslim.


Mainstream Islamic thought treats Islam and homosexuality as incompatible, and hostility to homosexuals is widespread in many parts of the Muslim world.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali has already been threatened with death countless times. She cannot travel anywhere without armed guards. Let her courage be an example to all of us. If you really believe in freedom you should be willing to fight and die for it. I don't mean a kamikaze for freedom. Fighting takes many forms, including the battlefield of ideas.

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