Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel, was forced into hiding in Holland after making a film on Islam and women called Submission with Theo van Gogh. Hirsi Ali now lives in the U.S. I interviewed her for my last Global Viewpoint Network column.
The film Des Hommes et des dieux portrays the final days of the French monks of Tibehirine, Algeria, before their assassination by Islamists in 1996. Rarely has a film been so passionately slow, and yet, made the heart beat so very fast.
A book entitled The Cartoons That Shook The World is being published without any of the cartoons in the book. It's the latest in a long series of Western reactions to violent threats to freedom of expression.