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An experience of violence motivated by religionas a challenge for Western societies : the case of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali   feminism   multiculturalism   pluralist society   violence against women   Islam   violence   jihad   terrorism   freedom of speech   iimmigration policy


The article presents the profile and work of Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the context of her experiences of violence motivated by Islamic doctrine. The author analyses the autobiographical books by the Somali writer. As part of the analysis, Ali’s criticism of multiculturalism, associated with the challenges posed by the immigration policy of the West, is discussed. The article recounts the reactions by Muslim fundamentalists, left-wing activists, politicians, and journalists to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s activity. Her work is incorporated into a wider stream of literary discourse that depicts the upbringing and coming of age in the Muslim societies of Africa and Europe. For the purposes of context, sociological studies are used to present the Muslim attitude towards aspects of Islamic law governing women’s rights

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Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego   Wydawnictwo Beta-Druk


Sadowski, Mirosław (1964- ). Red.   Spychalska, Aleksandra. Red.   Sadowa, Katarzyna. Red.



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ISSN 2080-332X   ISBN 978-83-65158-11-6



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