Ayaan Hirsi Ali on The Colbert Report

You can watch the segment here: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on The Colbert Report. I’m having trouble embedding it using the code the site provides. I loved her remark at the end of the segment: “The freedom of the individual goes above anything that any god can say.

(h/t: Isaac Schrödinger).

Typical Muslim remark:

Some of the things she said, it’s like she was quoting Shaytaan verbatim! [Astaghfirullah! –ed.] That is the only way I can think of to describe it. She says outright that she has a problem submitting to God!! It’s one thing to fall short in following what Allah (swt) has commanded, but subhanAllah it is a completely different story to have this extreme level of arrogance in your approach to your relationship with your Creator and Sustainer!

 Abdul Quddus, a brother ex-Muslim, replies back:

Her “extreme level of arrogance” differs from that of Iblees [Satan –ed.] because she’s an atheist. To a certain degree, Iblees somewhat recognized the existence of Allaah. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, on the other hand, doesn’t subscribe to the Judeo-Christian-Islamic understanding of evil.

Another Muslim correctly explains why Muslims should fight Ayaan. He quotes the holy book of the Religion of PeaceTM:

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. [Surat Al-Fath 48:29]

In addition to Qur’an 48:29, harshness toward non-Muslims is confirmed in other verses throughout the Qur’an, such as 9:123.

Qur’an 9:123

O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).



11 responses to “Ayaan Hirsi Ali on The Colbert Report

  1. I desperately tried to defend Ayaan’s position, without bringing unwanted attention to myself. In some Muslim blogs, where I had transgressed the rules by scrutinizing Islaam, the link to my blog was removed. In one case, my whole comment was eliminated. On 03/19/07, my comment in Ahmad AlFarsi’s “Slavery in Islam vs. Slavery in the U.S.” caused the thread to be closed completely. Ahmad made the accusation that I “either did not read or did not comprehend the last paragraph.” Au contraire, I fully read his post and comprehend the meaning. I’m an ex-Muslim for a reason. I don’t agree that “any concept endorsed by the Qur’an and Sunnah is true and of the highest level of morality.”

    This particular Colbert Report interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali was not her best. That fact that MuslimMatters chose it suggests malicious intent. I’d espcially recommend her appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.

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  3. Ayan is a lier and she does it well.
    Should Muslims care for her?
    Prophet Muhammad {May Peace Be Upon Him} was known as Al-Amin and Sadiq even before he was confered apostleship.

  4. It amazes me that people can get so intensely passionate about something that no one really knows exists. If I told you that there was a magic tea pot that orbited the sun, no one would believe me unless I offered proof. Yet religious believers do just that; they believe in something that has no scientific proof. You believers (and you know who you are) don’t really know for sure that there is a god; it is JUST A BELIEF that you have. Yet so many are willing to look down, put down, yell and scream at others, and, yes, even kill others, just because the others believe something different. Can’t you see how intensely absurd this is? I’m amazed that people with such apparent intellect can be so void of free thought.

  5. Ron, would it be wrong if said not believing in god, is JUST A BELIEF?

  6. Dear Khadaksingh,

    Faith means accepting something as a fact despite the absence of proof. If you say god does not exist and can’t present logical proof to support that, you’re a believer in god’s nonexistence. If you say god exists and you can’t present logical proof to support that, you’re also a believer but in his existence.

    Most atheists don’t claim to be able to prove god’s nonexistence. They simply ask believers to prove god’s existence so they can worship him.

  7. A simple question I have to all those Muslims and others who believe in an almighty, merciful, loving god is on what basis do you believe all this crap? As I can see, they were all born into those religions and never read any other philosophy, for example Buddhism. Read it and you will have a pleasant surprise.

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  9. “Faith means accepting something as a fact despite the absence of proof.” Your definition is totally flawed! This is called “Blind Faith”, muslims on the other hand have proof, the Quran, it’s memorized by tens, if not hundreds of thousands and since every muslim knows some part of the Glorious Quran i will say a billion people! Which book can claim that??? This is by no means the proof. As they say the proof of the pudding is in the pie. Read and enjoy. Peace.

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