“You are not our ally” – Video campaign launched as Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australian tour

“You are not our ally” – Video campaign launched as Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australian tour, by Iman Riman.

The speaking tour of the Somali-Dutch outspoken critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, organized by Think Inc. was scheduled to start this week with a talk on Thursday in Brisbane and continue in various Australian cities to end in Melbourne on Saturday. Ms Ali was also scheduled to appear on ABC panel show Q and A this evening but has also cancelled.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali regrets that for a number of reasons including security concerns, she must cancel her upcoming appearances,” a Think Inc. spokesperson said in a statement today. …

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s planned tour would not have been the first time she would have visited Australia, but it’s the first time there has been significant public opposition, as a group of high-profile Australian Muslim women, many of whom are featured in the video above, launched a petition against the outspoken Dutch-American activist, claiming she “does not speak for us.” …

The group’s statement rejects “any Islamic basis for the violence that occurred to Hirsi Ali in her life and the violence perpetrated to women all over the world who have fallen victim to culturally- influenced misogynistic abuse.” …

The protesting group insists that they do not oppose Hirsi Ali’s right to express her opinion but highlight that her views may incite more aggression against Muslims in Australia and worldwide.

De-platformed by the threat of violence and being shouted down.

When the political tribe of tolerance and compassion teams up with the religion of peace, isn’t it odd how verbal and physical violence is so often visited upon anyone who opposes them?

hat-tip Stephen Neil