Former Dutch MP and anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to be awarded the Axel Springer award on Thursday, according to press reports.
The award is presented by the Axel Springer Academy for Journalism, named after German journalist and media magnate Axel Springer, who died in 1985.
It is being given to Hirsi Ali in honour of her ‘uncompromising fight for the rights of Muslim women’.
Hirsi Ali currently lives in New York with her husband, the Scottish historian Niall Ferguson, and baby son.
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