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Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali
www.foxnews.com ^ | 4/9/14 | unknown

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Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.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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TOPICS: Society
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"...her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University's core values." And those core values are.......being played for a fool by radicals around the world. Once again we see that in what passes for "academia" in America, there is a pecking order of causes which must be worshiped at all costs. The top three are 1.Homosexuality, 2. Islam, 3. Being female in a racial minority group. Meanwhile, the three least important causes in academia: 1. Christians, 2. White Men, 3. Americanism.
1 posted on 04/09/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

I read her book. I can’t help but wonder just how much the complainers really know of her and her story.

Idiots


2 posted on 04/09/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: armydawg505

The fact that Brandeis tried to give this worthless wench any kind of honor speaks loudly about their (total lack of) academic standards.

Remember, at Brandeis, 2 + 2 = 6 (for large values of 2, as 2 approaches 3).

At least their student body rose out of their liberal lethargy long enough to object. Kudos to them.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Gasp, my bad. The woman is an honor, not a piece of Hillary.

My apologies....and I request removal of any kudos to the student body.

Gasp, any worse skimming of an article and I can declare myself as dumb as the Obamadork.

I’ll go to my corner until released.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 6:27:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kevslisababy

Universities are leading America into a post Christian, neo pagan decadent era. First step is to eliminate all taxpayer supported tenure. Ironically Brandeis was founded by progressive Jews and now finds itself posturing and bowing before people who would love nothing more than the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by allendale
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To: armydawg505
Brandeis has no "core" values (= constants).

Like most Libs, at their core they have variables, subject to change based on all sorts of conditions and emotions.

6 posted on 04/09/2014 6:30:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Da Coyote

If you report abuse on yourself in #3 and explain to the moderator why you want the post removed, you may be able to expunge the record.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 6:30:21 AM PDT by MortMan (Fired the Fox - Anyone who denies religious liberty in favor of "fairness" is a fascist.)
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To: armydawg505
No, the top three core values are mohammedanism, mohammedanism and mohammedanism.

Everyone else is at the bottom of the pile.

You notice that she is a minority female who is an academic free thinker.

The opponents to the muhammadan treatment of women, gays, blacks, orientals and academics who are freethinkers is not only ignored but actually denounced.

8 posted on 04/09/2014 6:37:42 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: MortMan

Just why do parents spend lots of money to send their kids to places like brandeis? Perhaps, to teach them how not to be. What idiots.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 6:38:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: armydawg505

Gee... it’s ALMOST like liberals are conspiring, at all levels throughout society...

Nah... must be coincidence. Can’t be... nope....


10 posted on 04/09/2014 6:39:54 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kevslisababy

Sounds like a war on women


11 posted on 04/09/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: armydawg505

She should consider it “a badge of honor” to have this happen to her. By this happening, it raises her overall story to an even higher visibility in the world. Besides, who in their right mind would want any kind of honorary degree/recognition from a liberal left-wing, communist-indoctrinating institution with little, or no, real core values to start with???


12 posted on 04/09/2014 6:41:51 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: hal ogen

“...Just why do parents spend lots of money to send their kids...”

Because most of them have no clue what’s going on in the schools, nor are they paying attention, and many times, they just don’t care.

Not everyone reads or is informed of “the agenda”, unfortunately. It’s pretty much why we are where we are right now in this Country.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 6:43:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: armydawg505

Just wait until these morons discover how all their relentless “tolerance” and kowtowing to the Islamicists will be repaid in the future.

Do they realize that in Iran no one has time to discuss issues like gay marriage because they are too busy publicly hanging homosexuals?


14 posted on 04/09/2014 6:44:59 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver
Just wait until these morons discover how all their relentless “tolerance” and kowtowing to the Islamicists will be repaid in the future.

Do they realize that in Iran no one has time to discuss issues like gay marriage because they are too busy publicly hanging homosexuals?

They don't care. Both LGBT[more alphabet-soup here]-rights mania and islamophilia are driven by the fundamental commitment of the Left: hatred of the Gospel (at Brandeis doubtless mixed with a little Jewish-self-loathing). Anti-Christians can slaughter homosexuals on an industrial scale, and the left won't say "boo", but just try to hold by one's Christian (or traditional Jewish) moral standards and decline to provide services for a "gay wedding" and they'll see you in court. Orthodox Christian Russia gets tarred for banning homosexual propaganda, but Muslim countries get a pass on death penalties for sodomy because they're allies in the left's campaign against Christianity.

15 posted on 04/09/2014 7:06:43 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: kevslisababy
I read her book. I can’t help but wonder just how much the complainers really know of her and her story.

They are very aware of it. That's why they hate her.

16 posted on 04/09/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Da Coyote
Bless you for recognizing your error so promptly. For your penance... hmmm.... contact Brandeis President Ted Lawrence and tell him what he needs to be told:

Office of the President

Irving Enclave 113, MS 100

415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 736-3001

17 posted on 04/09/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (THANKS..)
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To: armydawg505

(rewriting a little of the article for clarity)

Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Frederick Douglass, a staunch critic of slavery and its treatment of blacks, after protests from students and faculty.

“He is a compelling public figure and opponent to slavery, and we respect and appreciate his work to protect and defend the rights of slaves throughout the world,” said the university’s statement. “That said, we cannot overlook certain of his past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.”

More than 85 pro-slavery of about 350 faculty members at Brandeis signed a letter asking for Douglass to be removed from the list of honorary degree recipients. And an online petition created Monday by students at the school of 5,800 had gathered thousands of signatures from inside and outside the university as of Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a real slap in the face to southern students,” said senior Calvin Candie, a member of the Anti-Negro League, who created the petition said before the university withdrew the honor.

“But it’s not just the southern community that is upset but all pro-slavery students and faculty,” she said. “A university that prides itself on the quality of its chattels and the right to property should not hold up someone who is an outright abolitionist.”

But George Fitzhugh, a spokesman for the Council on Promulgation of Involuntary Servitude, the nation’s largest slavery advocacy group, said, “It is unconscionable that such a prestigious university would honor someone with such openly hateful views.”


18 posted on 04/09/2014 7:46:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Da Coyote

You are an idiot.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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To: armydawg505

This is as cowardly an act as Mozilla’s. One gives in to muslin terrorists the other to the gay fascists.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Paladin2

In this case their core value was cowardice.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 8:50:58 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: armydawg505

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.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 9:46:53 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: armydawg505

Libs high fiving each other and calling her a right wing islamophobic pig.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: armydawg505

She’s an atheist. Surely that counts for extra points.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 7:22:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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