Noticed this piece of news today:
"THE HAGUE (AFP) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a right-wing Dutch lawmaker critical of Islam, said she was resigning as a member of parliament and would leave The Netherlands following a furore over lies on her asylum application.
Hirsi Ali, a friend of murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh who has received death threats from Islamic radicals, told a press conference that she would resign immediately and leave the Netherlands altogether.
"Today I resign as a member of parliament. I will leave the Netherlands, saddened but also relieved," she said.
The move came after tough-talking Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, who is a member of Hirsi Ali’s right-wing VVD party, told parliament Monday that Hirsi Ali’s citizenship could be revoked because she had provided false information on her asylum application."
Thoughts? Opinions? This appears to be a political move by the Dutch government, given that the "false information" she provided was acknowledged as such long ago. (She apparently changed her name in fear of retribution, among other things).
Apparently she is planning to move to the US since she has a post at the American Enterprise Institute lined up. They are quite a conservative outfit; one of the staunchest supporters of the Republican Party and George Bush. It does, oddly, seem as though she would be an interesting fit with the CFI as well, given her outspoken background.
That said, I don’t know the specifics of her political beliefs or arguments against Islam. Anyone care to fill in?