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04THEHAGUE1360 2004-06-03 15:26:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
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FY-2005 IVP Nomination - Principal candidate

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					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 THE HAGUE 001360 

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E - STEVE TAYLOR; INFO
EUR/PPD - BRIAN GUSS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL NL
SUBJECT: FY-2005 IVP Nomination - Principal candidate
Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali




1. Post is pleased to nominate Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a
principal candidate for an FY-2005 IVP grant, excluding
international travel benefits.



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EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: dankelmanE@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS The Hague
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4276
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGE
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 155
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Individual
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST:
SESSION-DATE:
RETURN-POST:
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 9
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1047
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: IND
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4276
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Foreign Policy
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Ayaan
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Hirsi Ali
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Second Chamber of Parliament
M-ADDR2: VVD Faction
M-ADDR3: P.O. Box 20018
M-CITY: 2500 EA The Hague
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Netherlands
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 31-70-318-2211
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: a.hirsiAli@tweedekamer.nl
M-CNTRY-ID: NL
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 11/13/1969
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Mogadishu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Somalia
CITIZ-CNTRY: Netherlands
RES-CNTRY: Netherlands
START MEMO POSITION:
Member of Parliament for the VVD (Liberal) Party (since
January 2003)
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Principal spokesperson on integration issues, as well as
spokesperson on terrorism, aid, European Affairs, women's
issues, discrimination and anti-Semitism
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Interpreter (1995-2001);
Researcher at Labor Party Research Bureau (April 2001-Nov.
2002);
Staffer of VVD parliamentary Group (Nov. 2002-Jan. 2003);



END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
A weekend in New York; a week in Hawaii; and six weeks in
hiding in LA when her life was threatened in the Netherlands
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Europe
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
MA in Political Science from Leiden University
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Columnist of de Volkskrant (national daily)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Dutch
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Somali
OTHER-LANG-ID: SM
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Mary Daly
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Hirsi Ali has only been a member of parliament since January
2003 but has quickly become one of the principal opinion
makers in the Netherlands, especially in the heated debate
on the integration of minorities into Dutch society. She
also has very outspoken views on women's issues and
especially the position of Muslim women in migrant
communities. Being a former Muslim herself, she has strong
views on what she views as anachronistic Islamic traditions
that prevent Muslims from integrating and may fuel
extremism. In all of these areas, Hirsi Ali could learn a
lot from the U.S. experience. Moreover, she has
increasingly been tasked with foreign policy questions,
where her knowledge is limited. As she is likely to remain
a lead player in the Dutch public debate on issues that are
significant to the U.S., it is important that she gains a
better understanding of U.S. views on such issues as
terrorism, attitude towards international organizations,
relations with the EU, discrimination and anti-Semitism, as
well as integration questions, particularly the integration
of migrant women into U.S. society.


END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 329
PERSON-ID: 274
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: SO
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: NL
RES-CNTRY-ID: NL
FIRST-LANG-ID: DU
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 4276
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
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