Feminist activist and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight last night to discuss the morning’s terrorist attack in London, and how the West is responding to Islamic terrorism.
Hirsi Ali explained that for the world Islamic community every appeasement from the West isn’t seen as “kindness,” it’s viewed as weakness. Culturally, the Islamic world responds far differently from our attempts at mercy than they would if they shared our culture and history. While we in the West see mercy, kindness, and compassion as features that signify strength of character and personality… in the Muslim world these things are seen as proof that our culture is too weak to stand against the spread of the Muslim culture.
It doesn’t matter how nice the liberals are, how accommodating, how obliging they are. Whoever is in their way is their enemy.
We empower them because every time we appease and appease and appease, they see that as God’s hand – their perception of God – they see God’s hand making it easy for them to advance their agenda. They don’t see that here is a decent, civilized society that is trying to understand them and give them time, and try to persuade them to put their weapons down. That is not how they see it.
Hirsi Ali also argued that the West should be doing more to encourage Muslims in the West to assimilate and not apologizing for our values,
“That is wrong. That is seen as weak and you are inviting aggression if you do that.” She also explained why she has (and does) support President Trump’s travel ban, “It’s incredibly difficult to vet people coming from [those countries].”