Forced to be free.

Author:Khawaja, Irfan
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor
 
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After taking issue with Ayaan Hirsi Ali for calling for the abolition of Muslim schools in the United States, Jesse Walker writes that "at least she speaks with direct experience of the ugly side of Islam" ("Forced to Be Free," November). I don't dispute that Hirsi Ali's life experiences have been horrific, but she has almost zero firsthand experience of Muslim life in the U.S., as distinct from Muslim life in East Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Holland. That lack of...

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