Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Good News: The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust Fund

You may remember that my idea of private funding for Ayaan Hirsi Ali's safety did not get a warm reception. People thought a government should be providing this. I said at the time that it would soon escalate. At what point would governments have to cut off provision of security to private citizens?

Since then, Lars Vilks has moved to a safe house...well, sort of safe. He did allow television cameras to have a look around the neighborhood.

And then there is the blogger from Politically Incorrect, who has been threatened - they were outside his house - and he has gone into hiding also.

There is the potential for many, many more as the EUSSR and the islamistics make the idea of free speech seem criminal.

We just received an email announcing the establishment of a private trust fund dedicated to raising monies for the purpose of providing Ayaan Hirsi Ali with personal security:

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.

The trust fund can accept both US and international funds and is entirely for the purpose of financing Ms. Hirsi Ali’s security.

Make checks payable to the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Security Trust. The mailing address is:

Bank of Georgetown
1054 31st Street, N.W.,Suite 18
Washington, DC 20007

[Ayaan Hirsi Ali Trust Tax Identification Number: 75-6826872]

If you’d rather do a wire transfer, here’s how:

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

For more information please contact the representatives for Ms. Hirsi Ali:
John Matteo
or
Mackenzie McNaughton
Their telephone contact is 202.457.1600

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I wonder if they can establish a Paypal account, too? If anyone knows how they’d go about doing this, would you call and suggest it? That would be likely to bring in more funding from the blogosphere.


Hat tip: Steen

4 comments:

Kafir_Kelbeh said...

Should be easy...anyone could set it up to accept. I don't think it takes more than registering and adding the account, really.

PRCalDude said...

She needs to set up a PayPal subscription just like the one for Agent Ramos.

paul said...

Here PayPal
@ Ayaanhirsiali.org

Dr. Ethiopia said...

Not sure if this is a great idea. When someone is taking on an ideology that is unacceptable by some, then it is their choice. But to suggest that civilians should bankroll the consequences to their action is ridiculous. One must think about the future before doing such a thing. She should tone down a bit and find a consensus, so she shouldn't live in hiding.

But it also shows that people are generous and will help.