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Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2 others awarded Lantos Human Rights Prize

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
 

(Original source Jewish Telegraphic Agency) 

“Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights activist and politician who has been publicly critical of Islam, is one of three female leaders of Muslim heritage to be awarded the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

The prizes were awarded Thursday morning in Washington, D.C.

A best-selling author, Hirsi Ali is a survivor of childhood abuse and violence, including female genital mutilation. She fled a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she completed her education and rose from being a maid and translator to an elected member of the Dutch Parliament.”

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