The upshot of this article is that Rita Verdonk, Integration Minister in NL, is “looking into” the basis on which Ayaan Hirsi Ali became a naturalized Dutch citizen. On Friday Verdonk said Hirsi Ali had nothing to worry about, but today her spokesperson would no longer say that.
Absolutely despicable. First they drive her out of her house – now they are apparently trying to drive her out of her country.They threw her out of her house because of all of the trouble she brought with her, the guards, the threats, but I don't believe that. They can not bear what she represents. They can't look at her and then look in the mirror. The can't stand the truth so they are evicting th truth.
DEN HAAG - Minister Rita Verdonk (Vreemdelingenzaken en Integratie) gaat de naturalisatie van Tweede Kamerlid Ayaan Hirsi Ali toch onderzoeken. Volgens een woordvoerder van het ministerie van Justitie laat de minister „aspecten van de naturalisatie bekijken”, zo zei hij zaterdag.
Verdonk zei vrijdag dat Hirsi Ali niets te vrezen heeft. Of dat nu wel het geval is, wilde de woordvoerder niet zeggen.
Het prominente VVD-lid geeft al jaren toe dat zij heeft gelogen om een verblijfsvergunning in Nederland te krijgen. In een uitzending van tv-programma Zembla donderdag verklaarden de broer van Ayaan, een tante en haar ex-man onder meer dat zij niet tegen haar zin was uitgehuwelijkt en dat zij destijds geen angst had of hoefde te hebben voor haar familie.
Naar aanleiding van die uitzending stelden verschillende Kamerleden, waaronder Hilbrand Nawijn, vragen over de kwesti
Liberals don't care Hirsi Ali lied to get asylum in 199212 May 2006
AMSTERDAM — Somali-born MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali may have told more lies about her past in order to get asylum in the Netherlands in 1992 than she has previously admitted, news programme Zembla has suggested.
Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said on Friday that Hirsi Ali need not worry about facing repercussions for what she did 14 years ago. But she repeated she would have deported Hirsi Ali if she had been the minister back in 1992. "I don't like lies," Verdonk said on Friday.
Hirsi Ali shot to fame in 2002 when her criticism of aspects of Islam and the treatment of women in Muslim societies led to death threats. She joined the Dutch Liberal Party (VVD) and was elected to parliament in 2003.
She wrote the scripts for the short film Submission which featured semi-naked women taking about mistreatment under Islam. The director Theo van Gogh was murdered in November 2004 for helping her to make the movie.
Thursday's edition of Zembla retraced Hirsi Ali's journey from Somalia, via Kenya, to the Netherlands and uncovered both well-documented and previously unreported inconsistencies in her story.
Interviews with her brother, aunt and ex-husband raised doubts about Hirsi Ali's contention she fled to Europe to escape possible retribution from her family for not going through with an arranged marriage. Her relatives contradicted her claim that she was not present during the wedding to the Canadian-Somali man.
Hirsi Ali said she was forced to marry a stranger but her ex-husband said they had been in love and spent the week together after the wedding. [ a whole week? wow - Atlas] He then went back to Canada to prepare for her arrival. Supplied with a plane ticket, Hirsi Ali later arrived in Germany and took a train to Amsterdam rather than continue the planned journey to Canada.
Hirsi Ali said she came clean about the lies she told to get asylum when she joined the Liberal Party (VVD) in 2002. Yet prominent VVDer (and now EU Commissioner) Nelie Kroes described Hirsi Ali as a person who had lived through five civil wars in Somalia. This was not true as Hirsi Ali lived in Kenya for over 10 years before coming to the Netherlands.
A spokesperson for the VVD said the party had been aware that Hirsi Ali lied about her name and date of birth when seeking asylum. This was not seen as a barrier to her joining the party or becoming one of its MPs.
Her real name is Hirsi Magan. Her father was an opponent of the regime in Somalia and was jailed there. Hirsi Ali and her brother were sent to Kenya where she lived from the age of 10 to 22.
Zembla showed footage of Hirsi Ali in a documentary made the Dutch Muslim broadcaster only months after she was supposedly in hiding for fear of retribution from her family. It also emerged she was in contact with her father and on one occasion her jilted husband came to see her in the Netherlands. He left without harming her when she made it clear she did not want to continue with the marriage.
The MP's spokesperson said there was nothing new in the documentary and noted Zembla had chosen not to include other issues about her past, including her claims to be undergone female circumcision as a young girl.
Former Immigration Minister Hilbrand Nawijn called for Hirsi Ali to be stripped of Dutch nationally and deported. He was head of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) when Hirsi Ali applied for asylum.
History stutters. Truth tellers are always punished. We can not, must not let the Islamists take control of Hirsi Ali's destiny. She is under 24 hour armed guard. Our government must take a strong stand. On second thought Hirsi Ali needs American asylum. She belongs in New York. Oh and can someone tell me why the mainstream media has all but blacked out Hirsi Ali's tour. She should be front and center on the pages of America's newspapers.
Judith has more here.
UPDATE: From Michael in in the Netherlands,
I am a Dutch conservative (weirdly we call that liberal) blogger. I am a member of the party Ayaan is a member of as well (the VVD).
Anyway; like you I am absolutely disgusted by what is happening lately to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I try to keep close track of everything she is doing and I am incredibly ashamed about what is currently happening.
The debate whether or not they should take her nationality from her (deport her) is a real debate. It is almost unbelievable, but this could really happen. Although I think that the following two options are more probable: 1- they will force her to appologize and she'll leave parliament in 08
2- they will force her to leave parliament immediately
Both options are terrible, of course, but not as bad as the 'deport option'. We must aware; minister of integration Verdonk started an investigation already
Go over to his blog Free and Justice and get a gander at what is happening in the country itself from a soldier fighting the fight. Read it all.