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This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and ex-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (@Ayaan). They discuss Ayaan’s new book ‘Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights’.
Video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fbSPoGtAyew
0:00 Intro 3:40 Start of interview 4:46 On Richard Dawkins and the American Humanist Association 08:01 Is Ayaan still an atheist? 10:25 Is Islamic reform a worthy endeavour? Maajid Nawaz and the closure of Quilliam 12:52 The 5 key elements required for a modernised Islam 15:21 Is it any easier to discuss Islamic fundamentalism now? 19:13 Does Ayaan feel betrayed by the modern feminist movement? 23:03 Is Islamic fundamentalism an important topic in the USA? 24:53 The ‘Dawah’ infrastructure 26:55 What are ‘Western Values’? 29:06 How do we fix the failings of multi-culturalism? 31:37 Do you have to learn to get used to smears? And the far-right 34:30 Is it fair to select immigrants based on religious background? 36:59 Ayaan as a beneficiary of immigration/asylum 38:50 Is sexual violence really connected to immigration? How do you know? 43:51 The late and great Christopher Hitchens. Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.
Buy ‘Prey’: https://amzn.to/3nxSgWc