President Barack Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima. The Taliban choose a new leader after a U.S. drone strike kills Mullah Mansour. And a far right candidate in Austria narrowly loses the presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Born in Somalia, author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up a devout Muslim. As a young adult, she fled Africa for Holland to escape an arranged marriage. Hirsi Ali enrolled in university and eventually was elected to the Dutch parliament, all while distancing herself from her Muslim faith. Now an atheist, Hirsi Ali says Islamic texts are to blame for the rise of terrorism and mistreatment of women and must be reformed. Critics respond it’s not Islam that needs to change but a small minority who are misinterpreting it. We look at the ongoing debate over the role of Islamic texts in violent extremism and the oppression of Muslim women.
- Linda Sarsour executive director, The Arab-American Association of New York and Senior Strategist for The Campaign to Take on Hate
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; founder of the AHA Foundation; author of “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now”
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Excerpted from “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Copyright 2015. Reprinted with permission from Harper Collins. All Rights Reserved.
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