Phi Beta Cons

Still a Marked Woman

Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave an invite-only speech at Harvard today, and security was apparently tighter than it was for Pervez Musharraf’s appearance at the university!
Attendees had to check in twice, showing a photo ID to a guard out front, getting a name badge, then showing an ID again to a guard just outside the conference room. There was also a uniformed police presence for the duration. 
It amazes me that the threat to Hirsi Ali to is still so great that the level of security was deemed warranted.

Travis Kavulla is director of Energy and Environmental Policy at the R Street Institute. He is a former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners who held elected office as a Montana public service commissioner for eight years. Before that, he was an associate editor for National Review.

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