Twas the Caged Virgin herself.
In her hour and a half talk, Hirsi Ali stood firm on her controversial views. She said she had once been a devout Muslim, but had since come to question not just how Islam has been interpreted and practiced, but the core of the Prophet Mohammad’s teachings.
“No culture, no religion, no idea has ever been as brutal to women as Islam,” she told the crowd. “It was a special kind of hatred the Nazis had against the Jews. Islam sanctions a special kind of hatred against women.”
On one hand, barf. On the other, I’m saddened that they needed all that security. The “Distinguished Lecture Series” is the same one that brought Pipes to speak when I was there. Bah.