Monday, October 29, 2007

Addendum to HIrsi Ali Security Fund

About a link to AEI's site concerning Hirsi Ali's security fund. There is no link as such, but here is info that her contact in Washington sent me. Hope this is enough:

Yael Levin
Office of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
American Enterprise Institute
202.862.5941
Providing Financial Assistance for Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Security Detail

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Dutch parliamentarian and an outspoken defender of women’s rights in Islamic societies, is at risk from a variety of extremist threats in both Europe and the United States. She has needed constant security protection since her life was originally threatened in 2002. Up until October 1, 2007, this protection was provided by the Dutch government.[1]

Now a permanent resident of the United States and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Ms. Hirsi Ali must raise her own funds to finance her costly—but necessary—protection. In response to the numerous private citizens who have expressed interest in helping Ms. Hirsi Ali fund her security detail, the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust has been established.

The preferred and most immediate way to assist Ms. Hirsi Ali in the financing of her private security protection is through the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust. This private trust fund can accept non-tax deductible donations from within the United States and internationally, and is entirely dedicated to financing Ms. Hirsi Ali’s security.

Checks should be made payable to the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust and sent to:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust

Bank of Georgetown

1054 31st Street, N.W.

Suite 18

Washington, DC 20007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Trust Tax Identification Number: 75-6826872

Thank you for your interest in assisting Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

For more information please contact: John Matteo (jmatteo@jackscamp.com) or
Mackenzie McNaughton (mmcnaughton@jackscamp.com), representatives for Ms. Hirsi Ali.

Telephone: 202.457.1600
Wire Transfer information

Account Name: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust
Account Number: 1010054748

Bank Name: Bank of Georgetown

Bank Address: 1054 31st Street, N.W.,
Suite 18
Washington, DC 20007

Bank Telephone:202-355-1200

Bank Routing Number: 054001712

3 comments:

Mel McGuire said...

I didn't know a fund had been started; thanks for the tip.

I'm happy to contribute and have sent emails to the administration of two other blogs that I visit urging them to participate. I also checked the Ayaan Hirsi Ali blog and there is now an article there about the fund. A Yahoo search found the fund name on several sites; the word is getting around.

Some mass defiance is much needed and I'm happy to contribute to it.

Jacob Zeise said...

Thank you.

TJWelch said...

As a postscript, Ms. Hirsi Ali has also started the Foundation for Freedom of Expression to support and protect dissidents against Islam. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible (those to the Security Trust Fund are not). More information is at http://www.ayaanhirsiali.org/support.html