One of the foremost heroes of modern Europe, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, returns. From Expatica, :
AMSTERDAM “” Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali is returning to Parliament on Tuesday, ending an absence of several months following death threats levelled against her after the November murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
Soon after the brutal killing it was discovered that Islamic extremists were planning to murder Hirsi Ali. She was then flown by the Dutch military from the airbase Valkenburg on 10 November to the US base Brunswick in the state of Maine.
The two terrorist suspects arrested after a 14-hour stand-off in The Hague on 10 November are accused of planning the Somali-born MP’s murder. It has since been revealed that the murder was planned for New Year’s Eve, when fireworks would disguise the sound of shooting.
Hirsi Ali is known for her strong criticism of the Islamic faith, having previously called the prophet Mohammed a pervert by modern standards for taking a child bride. She also co-wrote with Van Gogh the film Submission, which took a critical look at domestic violence in Islam.
Her return to parliament “” which coincides with the return of MPs from the Christmas recess “” is expected to attract a lot of media attention. A press conference at 4pm will be broadcast live on Dutch public radio and television, while journalists from France, Germany and Britain will also attend.
Moreover, Hirsi Ali is also is expected to meet with Lower House chairman Frans Weisglas and be officially reunited with her Liberal VVD colleagues.