On Immigration and Women’s Rights

Astute listeners may remember Europe’s immigration crisis circa 2015, in which more than 1 million people, many of them refugees, made their way to the continent. Today, Jonah is joined by one of the most informed public intellectuals on the matter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In addition to her first-hand account of leaving Somalia for the West, she also comes loded with information from her new book, Prey, which recounts many of the ways in which affected European nations have either struggled or outright failed to assimilate this largely Muslim population. Ayaan admires Jonah’s “chivalry” on these issues, but makes it clear that one of the direct effects of this failure is a continual erosion of women’s rights in countries that are otherwise considered beacons of social progress. 

Show Notes:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Hoover Institution

The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast

Prey, Ayaan’s new book

Infidel, Ayaan’s first book

China’s Uighur atrocities

Modernization of Turkey under Kemal Ataturk

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