Quote of the Day: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a prominent critic of Islam and female genital mutilation (FGM).  Though raised as a devout Muslim, Ali rejected her theism and became an atheist due to exposure to Western culture and values she discovered through her readings of literature, philosophy, and history.

“All life is problem solving . . . There are no absolutes; progress comes through critical thought. . . . Reason, not obedience, should guide our lives. Though it took centuries to crumble, the entire ossified cage of European social hierarchy–from kings to serfs, and between men and women, all of it shored up by the Catholic Church–was destroyed by this thought.”

(source: FFRF, via Perry Street Palace)

Quote of the Day: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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