Ayaan Hirsi Ali – who called on Australia to close Muslim schools – CANCELS her tour for ‘security reasons’

Prominent Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has abruptly cancelled her tour of Australia and pulled out of appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program for security reasons.

The Somali-born writer and former Dutch politician, who has called for Islamic schools in Australia to be closed down and campaigns against female genital mutilation, had been due to appear as a guest on the panel alongside former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Her cancellation came after sharia law supporters circulated a petition calling for her tour to be stopped and the Australian Federal Police investigates Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir saying ex-Muslims deserved to be killed.

An ABC Television spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia Ms Ali had abruptly cancelled her appearance at the Sydney studios scheduled for Monday night.