DetailsBorn in Somalia, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a member of the Dutch Parliament for the Liberal Party for Freedom and Democracy. In 2004, together with Theo Van Gogh, Hirsi Ali made the short film Submission about the oppression of women in Islamic cultures, a film which led to the assassination of Theo Van Gogh by an Islamic militant in November of that year. At the ICA, Hirsi Ali will talk about Islam and the dilemmas of multiculturalism in Europe, and about freedom of expression. She will be interviewed by Timothy Garton Ash, Director of the European Studies Centre at St Anthonyâs College, Oxford, author of Free World and a contributor to the book Free Expression is No Offence. Their conversation will be preceeded by a showing of the short film Submission.