Reason: Here in the United States, you'd advocate the abolition of –
Hirsi Ali: All Muslim schools. Close them down. Yeah, that sounds absolutist. I think 10 years ago things were different, but now the jihadi genie is out of the bottle. I've been saying this in Australia and in the U.K. and so on, and I get exactly the same arguments: The Constitution doesn't allow it. But we need to ask where these constitutions came from to start with – what's the history of Article 23 in the Netherlands, for instance? There were no Muslim schools when the constitution was written. There were no jihadists. They had no idea.
Reason: Do you believe that the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights – documents from more than 200 [years] ago – ought to change?
Hirsi Ali: They're not infallible. These Western constitutions are products of the Enlightenment. They're products of reason, and reason dictates that you can only progress when you can analyze the circumstances and act accordingly. So now that we live under different conditions, the threat is different. Constitutions can be adapted, and they are, sometimes. The American Constitution has been amended a number of times.
I wonder how OK Ms. Miller would be with Hirsi Ali's position if she wanted to close down all Christian Schools in the United States? Luckily our Constitution protects the rights of Americans to practice the religion of their choice including the Muslim Religion.
Ali apparently is pretty ignorant of history. Islam has been around for many many years and indeed did exist when the United States Constitution came into being. In fact one of the first treaties the fledgling nation signed was with the Muslim Nation of Tripoli.
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. ~ U.S. Treaty with Tripoli 1796-1797
So Ms. Miller is actively supporting someone who wants to strip Americans of their right to practice the religion of their choice. Someone who wants us to change out Constitution to suit her radical agenda. I wonder what other rights Ms. Miller and Hirsi Ali would strip Americans of?