Journalist claims Hirsi Ali used ghost writers

Ayan Hirsi Ali, the former Dutch MP who now works for a right-wing US research institute, had a team of ghost writers to put together her speeches and newspaper articles, according to HP/de Tijd journalist Alies Pegtel.

She told BNR Nieuwsradio that several of Hirsi Ali’s most famous public statements – including the emotional speech when she quit parliament – were written by others.

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