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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama’s position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but “it’s a strategy that has failed” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Ali stated, “I’m always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists will not get their way, but it’s just not true.”

She added, “We are self-intimidating. I don’t think that we are being forced by outside powers. Our president is not being forced by outside powers to take the position that he’s taking. He has taken it after a lot of thought. He thinks it’s strategic. I just think it’s a strategy that has failed. He’s not the only one who tried it. All Western establishment leaders have insisted we are not at war with Islam. It’s absolutely true. We are not at war with Islam. we’re not waging war on Islam. That has — that is absolutely true. But, within Islam, and using Islamic theology, Islamic tradition, Islamic philosophy, we have hundreds of thousands of people who are at war with us.”

Ali further argued, “the answer does not lie, the answer lies in an attempt reform Islam, to change, and abrogate, repudiate those violent, you know, aspects of Islam.” She continued that Muslims are doing that, but they are being let down by the West.

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