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06/02/2010 12:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ayaan Hirsi Ali On Colbert: Why Judging Other Religions Isn't So Bad (VIDEO)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about her new book, "Nomad," about her journey from the Islamic world to America. ("Welcome to Christianity," said Stephen.) She was blunt about her transition to Western culture, and urged others to speak their minds and not be afraid to judge other religions and cultures. "If you judge you are an Islamophobe, a racist," she said. "I judge. I would like to us to say one religion is better than the other, one culture is better than the other."

Ali also spoke about her transition to atheism -- "I prefer Jon Stewart to Jesus Christ," she said. Stephen wasn't too happy about that -- "Jon, I think you might be due for a crucifixion," he quipped.

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