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Political Islam strikes back - Dutch
revoke citizenship of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A Political Honour Killing in Holland
Rita Verdonk, Minister of Dutch immigration revoked Ayaan Hirsi
Ali's Dutch citizenship for giving a false name and birth date when
she applied for asylum in the Netherlands in 1992.
This decision to revoke her citizenship as well as the political
pressure by the Dutch government and a number of members of parliament
has caused Ayaan Hiris Ali to resign from the Lower Chamber and
to make plans leave Holland.
Some members of the Dutch parliament have criticized Verdonk for
her hasty decision on this matter as Ayaan has already spoken in
public quite openly both nationally and internationally, on many
occasions, that she had to disclaim part of her identity.
The misinformation on Ayaan's application for asylum is not new,
however the Dutch government has just recently decided to use this
information as a pretext to advance its political agenda. We believe
the Dutch government is submitting to the demands of Political Islam
and to improve its relations with countries so called Islamic as
well as Islamists’ groups.
We oppose the ambitions of Political Islam and comply of the Western
government towards it and we denounce the Dutch government and other
Western governments that comply with the political agenda of Islamic
regimes and Islamic movements. These regimes use their economic
and diplomatic power under the guise of multiculturalism advance
their agenda and to silence free thought and expression.
As freedom seekers and defenders of Women's rights globally we
denounce this attack by Political Islam on Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This
attack is not coincidence, but part of the basic policy of the Islamic
movement - to eliminate high profile activists against Political
Holland has an anti-human rights policy against immigrant and refugees.
This is the same government that declared Iran with its Islamic
regime, as a safe country and deported asylum seekers back to Iran
then and now. Its action against Ayaan Hirsi Ali once more proves
it's discriminative and anti human policy against immigrants. Indeed
Ayaan is a victim of such discriminative policy.
We support Ayaan Hirsi Ali, this support is global. We must inform
all progressive organizations, all defender of women's rights, and
the protectors of human rights, all freedom seekers and all progressive
individuals about the vicious attack by the Dutch government against
a well-known women's rights activists and a persistent fighter against
political Islam. We must reprimand the Dutch government for its
obscene action. Defending Ayaan Hirsi Ali means opposing political
Islam and Islamists' terrorism. We must not allow these spokespersons
to be pushed aside.
May 17th, 2006
Coordinator of the International Campaign against Sharia Court in