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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University will no longer be awarding an “honorary” degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The university released this statement:

“Following a discussion today between President Frederick Lawrence and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ms. Hirsi Ali’s name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year’s commencement. She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women’s rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world. That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are ‘inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.’ For all concerned, we regret that we were not aware of these statements earlier.

Commencement is about celebrating and honoring our extraordinary students and their accomplishments, and we are committed to providing an atmosphere that allows our community’s focus to be squarely on our students. In the spirit of free expression that has defined Brandeis University throughout its history, Ms. Hirsi Ali is welcome to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.”

Hirsi Ali was a Muslim before escaping to the West. “Ali has been extremely and indeed harshly critical of the Islamic world in which she suffered, both as a child in Africa, and also as a hunted creature, in Holland, from the angry immigrants who brought with them to Europe a profound inability to accept criticism of Islam,” notes Lori Lowenthal Marcus.

The school administration “buckled” under to the Brandeis contingent of an increasingly entitled and belligerent faction on U.S. campuses who believe “diversity, tolerance and justice” only apply to positions and people whose “views are consistent” with their own.

This goes not only for the students, as Bernadette Brooten, a Brandeis professor in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department explained on the Facebook page denouncing Ali, “a group of 86 faculty members has signed a letter to President Lawrence, asking him to rescind the invitation.”

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Brandeis University claims some of her past statements are “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.”

That means, Brandeis’ “core values” are inconsistent with “women’s basic human rights and equality.”

They are inconsistent with this:

Just when we start to believe higher education is “lost”, someone comes along to restore “hope” for our future generations.

In a video released by “Americans for Peace and Tolerance,” Chloe Valdary explains why it is important to speak out for abused women even when it is not politically correct.

Chloe Valdary is a member of “Americans For Peace & Tolerance.”

One has to “wonder”, again, at the “silence” of Western feminists.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Here’s What I Would Have Said at Brandeis

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