This week the NYPD fired the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The move came five years after Garner’s death. What the case says about the state of police accountability.
Born in Somalia, author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up a devout Muslim. As a young adult, she fled Africa for Holland to escape an arranged marriage. Hirsi Ali enrolled in university and eventually was elected to the Dutch parliament, all while distancing herself from her Muslim faith. Now an atheist, Hirsi Ali says Islamic texts are to blame for the rise of terrorism and mistreatment of women and must be reformed. Critics respond it’s not Islam that needs to change but a small minority who are misinterpreting it. We look at the ongoing debate over the role of Islamic texts in violent extremism and the oppression of Muslim women.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali Fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; founder of the AHA Foundation; author of “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now”
- Linda Sarsour Executive director, The Arab-American Association of New York and Senior Strategist for The Campaign to Take on Hate
Read A Featured Excerpt
Excerpted from “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Copyright 2015. Reprinted with permission from Harper Collins. All Rights Reserved.
Most Recent Shows
Sexual abuse allegations continue to pile up against the Boy Scouts of America as changes to statutes of limitations pave the way for future lawsuits.
Market volatility, troubling economic news from abroad and signs of an economic downturn at home as the U.S. trade war with China continues.
An expert on gun violence says we must acknowledge the connection between white privilege and gun rights.