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Free Minds, Free Lives: The Escape from Islamism

Address Delivered at the Levy Forum for Open Discourse Speaker Series
December 6, 2023 by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Levy Forum is a speaker series hosted at the Palm Beach Synagogue, sponsored by ACTA board member Paul Levy and ACTA. The goal of these events is to promote the epistemic virtues that ACTA seeks to promote on university campuses across the country, such as curiosity, objectivity, and wisdom. The Levy Forum is dedicated to exploring the most urgent social and political topics of our times in a spirit of fearless inquiry.

Ms. Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American human rights activist, best-selling author, and former member of the Dutch Parliament. She has advocated for the rights of Muslim women and has called upon the Islamic world to embrace democratic values of freedom and self-determination from which human flourishing can arise. As campuses explode with virulent antisemitic support for Hamas terrorism, Ayaan’s message, based on her personal escape under harrowing circumstances from radical Islam, is urgently important.


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