Dutch author Hirsi Ali turns down Danish offer of shelter

October 16, 2007 12:20


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Dutch lawmaker and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali declined an offer to live in Denmark and said in an interview published Tuesday that she intends to return to the United States. Hirsi Ali has been living under round-the-clock protection since the 2004 murder of her friend Theo van Gogh. The two had collaborated on a film critical of the treatment of women under Islam. Several Danish cities have said they would be willing to offer shelter to Hirsi Ali, who returned this month to the Netherlands after a year in the United States. But the Somali-born former lawmaker told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten she was not planning to move to the Scandinavian country. "I thank you with all of my heart, but my hope and my work is in the United States so right now I am focusing on seeking [financial] means for my security there," she was quoted as saying.

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