Women Who are Defending Western Civilization
Brigitte Gabriel is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world
providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic
terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism
and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business
leaders. She has addressed the Australian Prime Minister, members of
The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States
Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special
Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many
others. In addition, Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News
Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America.
She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit.
Ms. Gabriel was Keynote speaker for Homeland Security Certification annual conference in 2009 in Las Vegas.
Ms. Gabriel is founder, president and CEO of ACT! for America,
the largest grassroots citizen action network dedicated to preserving
national security and combating Islamic supremacy. She’s the author of
two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. And THEY MUST BE STOPPED:
Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it. Ms. Gabriel is
named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks
Arabic, French, English and Hebrew.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken defender of women's rights in Islamic
societies, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. She escaped an arranged
marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992 and served as a
member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006. In parliament, she
worked on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into
Dutch society and defending the rights of women in Dutch Muslim society.
In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made Submission,
a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures.
The airing of the film on Dutch television resulted in the assassination
of Mr. van Gogh by an Islamic extremist. At AEI, Ms. Hirsi Ali
researches the relationship between the West and Islam, women's rights
in Islam, violence against women propagated by religious and cultural
arguments, and Islam in Europe.
Wafa Sultan is a Syrian-born American psychiatrist who was named as one of TIME Magazine’s
most influential people in 2006. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks,
she has participated in many political discussions through various media
outlets, including Al Jazeera and CNN. She became famous as the first
Arab Muslim woman on Al Jazeera who demanded to be heard.
Michelle Malkin is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators
Syndicate. Her wide-ranging and news-breaking commentary has been
honored by several national organizations.
Her twice-weekly column is published by the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, Miami Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Detroit
News, Washington Times, Rocky Mountain News, Philadelphia Daily News,
Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, and New York Post, among a rapidly
growing number of newspapers across the country. She also appears
weekly in Jewish World Review.
Malkin began her career in newspaper journalism with the Los Angeles
Daily News, where she worked as an editorial writer and weekly columnist
from 1992-94. In 1995, she was named Warren Brookes Fellow at the
Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1996, she joined
the editorial board of the Seattle Times, where she penned editorials
and weekly columns for three and a half years.
the daughter of Filipino immigrants, was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in
1970 and raised in southern New Jersey. She worked as a press inserter,
tax preparation aide, and network news librarian. She is also a lapsed
Ann Coulter is the author of eight New York Times bestsellers — Demonic: How the Liberal is Endangering America (June 2011);Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (January 2009);If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (October, 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)(October, 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors:The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998).
Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate.
She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including The Today Show, Good
Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
Hannity, The O'Reilly Factor, The Glen Beck Show, HBO's Real Time with
Bill Maher, and has been profiled in numerous publications, including TV
Guide, the Guardian (UK), the New York Observer, National Journal,
Harper's Bazaar, and Elle magazine. She was the April 25, 2005 cover
story of Time magazine.
In 2001, Coulter was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner.
A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell
University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from
University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The
Michigan Law Review.
Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the
Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school
After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter
worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and
immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there,
she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in
Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of
individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil
rights, and the free exercise of religion.
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