Skip to comments.Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Posted on 04/09/2014 6:21:49 AM PDT by armydawg505
Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.
The university said in a statement posted online that the decision had been made after a discussion between Ali and university President Frederick Lawrence.
"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," said the university's statement. "That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University's core values."
Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006, has been quoted as making comments critical of Islam. That includes a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine in which she said of the religion, "Once it's defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace now. They're not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there's no middle ground in wars."
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In this case their core value was cowardice.
Gee, I wonder what Brandeis alum Abbie Hoffman would think? I guess its tough to know what the STEAL THIS BOOK yippie would think about this issue but he would probably come down on the Muzzie side. Too bad he took those 150 phenobarbitol capsules or maybe he would be here to tell us.
Libs high fiving each other and calling her a right wing islamophobic pig.
She’s an atheist. Surely that counts for extra points.