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AlterNet: Exposing Anti-Islam Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Latest Deception

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An excellent article by Max Blumenthal on Ayaan Hirsi Ali that has gotten a lot of shares on social media. It notes what we and many others have for quite some time, her fraudulent autobiography and deceptive Islamophobic tactics.

By Max Blumenthal, AlterNet

While promoting her new book, Heretic, on a March 23 episode of “The Daily Show,” Somali-born author and anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali made a staggering claim: “If you look at 70 percent of the violence in the world today, Muslims are responsible,” she told host Jon Stewart.

Stewart did not demand any evidence and Hirsi Ali provided no citation. However, she made a strikingly similar statement in a March 20 essay previewing her new book for the Wall Street Journal: “According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies,” Hirsi Ali wrote in WSJ’s Saturday Essay, “at least 70% of all the fatalities in armed conflicts around the world last year were in wars involving Muslims.”

I contacted the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a leading British foreign policy think tank, to inquire about the source of Hirsi Ali’s statistic. According to IISS Media Relations and Communications Officer Kat Slowe, IISS did not explicitly state such a figure in its research.

“I have spoken to a number of our experts and they cannot identify where this statistic may have come from,” Slowe told me.

“Their best guess is that the journalist in question [Hirsi Ali] may have access/a subscription to the [IISS] Armed Conflict Database and may have calculated this statistic independently. There are some concerns that it could be misleading as, without Syria (near 200,000 total deaths, and almost half of last year’s global conflict deaths) the figure would look massively different (and of course, this conflict did not have its root in religion),” Slowe added.

Read the entire article…

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  • downwithpants

    I bet you also use the term sheep le. Alex Jones is missing a fluff boy…so close you could be “his shadow”……

  • Tarig Musa

    If accurately portraying the facts about a persons history is a smear, you must have a different version of “smear”.

  • Tarig Musa

    well clearly you didn’t read the article as it provides screen shot evidence that it is in fact the guys you are a fan boy of that lied, not Max. next time you want to comment, try not to pose a question that has already been debunked.

  • JS

    What bold claims? What are you trying to argue? You can’t pick one part of my comment and then pretend to act intelligent because you somehow called me out on it. I specifically said “Islam can’t restrict or kill anyone. Only people can. Hirsi is trying to smear 1.8 billion Muslims as barbaric”

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