Mrs. Hersi Ali Leaves Holland for the US
June 2, 2006
"Netherlands Exiling a heroine who challenged Islam"
The New Yorker
Letter from Europe
"The Dutch Model"
by Jane Kramer
April 3, 2006
The Wall Street Journal
Editorial by Daniel Swammenthal
Mrs. Hersi Ali applied for asylum in Holland under an assumed name.She pretended to be leaving Kenya to get married in Canada in order to move to Holland !
She had grown up in Saudi Arabia. She was a good freind of Hugo Van Gogh, a distant relative of Vincent Van Gogh in Holland. She became an outspoken critic of violent Islam. She advised the Netherlands parliament to strengthen their borders, update their security measures and be careful of Al Quaida groups.
She was popular.
She and Van Gogh were is favor of a film that he had created called "Submission." It spoke of a few women who had not been treated well at all and who needed their freedom.He was stabbed in midday on his bicycle repeatedly in the middle of Amsterdam.
Mrs. Hersi was advised to get a bodyguard. There were some people who felt that her presence at her apartment and her bodyguards made their apartments less desirable in today's market. They asked
Mrs. Ver Donk to deport her since she had come here under a false name. Mrs. Ver Donk, to many people's sadness and consternation, did that. She was told to Leave Holland. Mrs. Hersi Ali is seen by many as a Dutch hero for her courage and her desire to help Holland be strong.
Here in America the American Free Enterprise Institute is taking Mrs. Ali In.
This is a sad tale indeed.
Many say that Ver Donk is a big looser in this too.
There was an artist , b.t.w. , in Rotterdam who painted an angel on his own studio in with the sign "thou shall not Kill" on it. Arabs called the fire departmetn. They sadi it could not stand. It was hosed off. A journalist tried to intervene and he was placed in jail.