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02 June, 2005 - Published 11:02 GMT

Exclusive: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Before the Dutch decided to reject the EU Constitution. EU leaders will now try to assess how much damage has been caused to both the Treaty and to the future direction of the European Union.

On Europe Today we got the view of the Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

She is an outspoken critic of Islam and the author of the controversial film Submission which was produced by Theo van Gogh. He was murdered in Amsterdam last year. She believes the Constitution should be supported because it allows the Netherlands to address issues like the sexual exploitation of women with other EU States.

First Broadcast 01st June 2005