Ayaan is of Somali origin ands sought asylum in NL where she denounced Islam and devoted herself to politics and advocacy against honorculure a female genital mutilation. She was elected to the Dutch House of Representatives representing the People’s party.
2004 brought a collaboration with Theo Van Gogh on the movie ‘Submission’ , verses of the Koran written over female nude body featured prominently.
This caused international controversy amongst the Muslim communityk, a Fatwa – deaththreats was issued which led to Van Goghs eventual murder.
Ayaan resigned , went in to hiding and relocated to the United States where she continues to work with her women’s rights ‘AHA Foundation’.
Ayaan is also the recipient of PLO supporter Linda Sarsours ire.