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Aayan Hirsi Ali at Vero Beach Florida
It is not just Geert Wilders out and about this week.
VERO BEACH — Security was tight at the Riverside Theatre Monday when humanitarian, author and Dutch feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke to an overflow crowd about issues in the Muslim world.
During her prepared remarks on Monday, the second speaker for this year’s Distinguished Lecturer series told the audience there are two schools of thought regarding the religion of Islam.
“The first position defends Islam as a religion of peace,” said Hirsi Ali. “The second says that Islam is not a religion of peace but one of conquest. I believe that Islam seeks world domination by all means.”
She added that she has learned to live with the increased attention that her political views have brought to her life.
“I have to live with the title of infidel,” she said. “But it is a banner I carry with pride.”
In response to an audience question about negotiations between the United States and Islamic nations, Hirsi Ali said that it was important for Americans to determine what issues they are not willing to compromise about.
“If Obama goes with a clear vision, that will help a great deal,” said Hirsi Ali. “But Islam sees the hesitancy of westerners and they are unscrupulous about using it.”