Skip to comments.Brandeis University Bows to CAIR Islamists
Posted on 04/13/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT by WXRGina
The Islamists have a lot in common with the militant homosexual activists in their aggressive efforts to silence critics who tell the truth about their bad behavior and sinister agenda. Yet another glaring example has emerged.
On Thursday, the Thomas More Law Center reported on the shameful capitulation of Boston-area Brandeis University to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR demanded that Brandeis withdraw the offer of an honorary degree to a prominent critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
In a slanderous, bullying open letter to Brandeis University, CAIR launched a personal attack intended to silence Hirsi Ali.
Hirsi Ali was to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis for her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls. In the letter, CAIR refers to Hirsi Ali as a notorious Islamophobe, and compares honoring her with promoting the work of a white supremacist.
Somali-born Hirsi Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family. After surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, and beatings, she fled to the Netherlands in 1992 to escape a forced marriage. As a member of the Dutch Parliament from 20032006, she fought to raise awareness to the plight of Muslim women, especially within Muslim immigrant populations. Hirsi Alis criticism of Islam and efforts to raise awareness about Islam-sanctioned violence has resulted in death threats both abroad and in the United States.
This is lower than low on a number of levels. That CAIR is afforded any credibility whatsoever is a testament to how successfully its members have waged a Muslims-as-victims intimidation campaign. Yet CAIR is nothing more than a belligerent, community-agitating, Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group. As the Center notes:
In addition to their campaign to stifle free speech, CAIR was also an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial where the supposed charity and five of its organizers were found guilty by a federal jury of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The FBIs former chief of counterterrorism was quoted as saying, CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.
It is tragic and infuriating to see how many American institutions continue to bow in servile dhimmitude to the un-American demands of this vociferous, lying organization. CAIR is clearly lying about Ms. Hirsi Ali. She has bravely worked for years to expose the routine, horrific treatment of women and children in the Muslim world. She experienced the unspeakable abuse firsthand.
From the Law Center report:
For over a decade, Hirsi Ali has spoken out against such practices as female genital mutilation, honor killings, and applications of Sharia Law that justify beatings and rape. Her outspoken criticism of Islam was dubbed by CAIR as anti-Muslim hate and led Brandeis University President, Frederick Lawrence, to comment in an online statement that Alis criticisms were inconsistent with Brandeis Universitys core values.
So, Ms. Hirsi Alis fight for freedom conflicts with Brandeis core values? What sort of core values would be inconsistent with the fight for basic human rights of oppressed women and children? This is simply mind-boggling. Did you know that Brandeis University is a secular Jewish college? The Islamists are self-declared mortal enemies of the Jewish people (and pretty much all other people on the planet, too). Brandeiss craven knuckling under to this strident band of terrorism financiers is reprehensible.
The Thomas More Law Center report includes a statement from Ms. Hirsi Ali:
What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming. Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles. The spirit of free expression referred to in the Brandeis statement has been stifled here, as my critics have achieved their objective of preventing me from addressing the graduating Class of 2014. Neither Brandeis nor my critics knew or even inquired as to what I might say. They simply wanted me to be silenced. I regret that very much.
As with the militant homosexual activists, so it is with groups like CAIR. As long as people are unwilling to stand up boldly and resist the intimidation tactics of these bullies-behaving-badly, the bullies will only continue to grow stronger.
I said much the same thing, what happened to Brandon Eich and this at Brandeis is basically the same plot, different characters but the two situations are just like each other, only different weeks.
I wonder what would have happened if Hirsi Ali had said she was a lesbian and her speech was about criticizing Moose Limbs who kill homosexuals.
I guess we'll never know.
But it would've been fun.
-— I wonder what would have happened if Hirsi Ali had said she was a lesbian -—
Well, at least we now know that leftists rate Mohammedans higher than women.
Probably nothing - she’s already a member of two “protected “ classes (woman and black) and that wasn’t enough because she’s somewhat conservative.
Politics trumps everything!
Her personal experience must have been isolated, and a result of those pesky militant muslims.
Oops, correction, Bush’s fault.
Hmmmmm. Now that you mention it, it wasn’t that long ago that womenfolk had the same sort of power that people who engage in homosexual acts have today.
CAIR soebarkha supported. islamists sticking together...till one of them straps a bomb on itself.
Brandeis for Pete’s sake! Founded to serve as a university for Jewish people’s No Macabees in Boston I guess
Brandeis University Bows to CAIR Islamists.
All of America has bowed to the Islamists. There are two ways to stop the spread. One is to seal the borders to all muslims. The other is to get rid of the muslims that are already here.
I don’t believe either of the two will ever be done. Too many eggs would to have to be broken to make this omelet. Hell, we’re afraid to hurt a muslim’s feelings when we supposedly go to war against them. Remember “Operation Crusade”? And we made sure Bin Laden had a wonderful muslim burial. A muslim’s idea of a burial for an infidel to cut off the head and turn the dogs loose.
Thanks to all the news coverage this outrageous incident will receive, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s message will reach a vast audience, many times more people than would have heard her deliver it at Brandeis University’s graduation ceremonies.
‘’Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.’’ ~ Louis Brandeis
It’s playing out just as Robert Spencer said. (Arab Winter comes to America)
Anybody who dares to say that this is a violent ideology which promotes the murder, maiming, and rape of innocent people is called jihadiphobic.
Meanwhile, those people don’t condemn the murder, maiming, and rape.
Oh, very good—quoting the Judge! :-)
Our gov and its politicians protect these ani mals
Historically, Brandeis was a Jewish College, more recently it became secular to the point that only the Jewish heritage has any association. However, the thing to remember is that Academia is a CULTURE, and its members associate with each other. For the Staff, Administration and senior Faculty, this is a whoops moment when they realized that their chances to advance at other posts in Academia have suddenly become endangered. The power of the Islamic MONEY not only funds courses but brings many full-fee students to these "Institutions of Higher Learning" that have the long tradition of free inquiry (barf)!
Follow the money and you will see where the camel's nose goes!