This episode features special guest, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has an incredible life story and has written eloquently about issues freedom of expression, and the need to protect women’s rights around the world, especially from fundamentalist religious threats. Lawrence and Ayaan discussed these issues, and the issues treated in her newest book, Prey. Ayaan Hirsi
Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar, and former politician. She received international attention as a critic of Islam and advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriage, honor killing, child marriage, and female genital mutilation. She has founded an organization for the defense of women’s rights, the AHA Foundation. Ayaan Hirsi Ali works at the Hoover Institution and the American Enterprise Institute.