Monday, April 03, 2017

Islam Critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali Cancels Tour

THE AUSTRALIAN: Internationally renowned author and anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali has pulled out of her Q&A appearance and cancelled her upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, citing security concerns as one of the reasons for the decision.

Ms Hirsi Ali was due to appear on the ABC’s panel program, along with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus; former Denmark PM Helle Thorning; and The Australian\s editor at Large Paul Kelly.

The ABC has yet to announce a replacement for Ms Hirsi Ali.

She had also planned to speak in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland from Thursday to Sunday this week, but pulled out suddenly.

Ms Hirsi Ali lives with around-the-clock security protection due to her criticisms of radical Islamists. » | Sam Buckingham-Jones | Journalist, Sydney | Monday, April 3, 2017