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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds To Brandeis University
breitbart ^ | 4/9/14 | Dan Riehl

Posted on 04/09/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT by Nachum

Ayaan Hirsi Ali released the following statement in response to Brandeis University's decision to rescind its offer of an honorary degree. The statement speaks for itself:

“Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me—just a few hours before issuing a public statement—to say that such a decision had been made.

“When Brandeis approached me with the offer of an honorary degree, I accepted partly because of the institution’s distinguished history; it was founded in 1948, in the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, as a co-educational, nonsectarian university at a time when many American universities still imposed rigid admission quotas on Jewish students. I assumed that Brandeis intended to honor me for my work as a defender of the rights of women against abuses that are often religious in origin. For over a decade, I have spoken out against such practices as female genital mutilation, so-called 'honor killings,' and applications of Sharia Law that justify such forms of domestic abuse as wife beating or child beating. Part of my work has been to question the role of Islam in legitimizing such abhorrent practices. So I was not surprised when my usual critics, notably the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), protested against my being honored in this way.

“What did surprise me was the behavior of Brandeis. Having spent many months planning for me to speak to its students at Commencement, the university yesterday announced that it could not “overlook certain of my past statements,” which it had not

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KEYWORDS: ali; ayaan; brandeis; hirsi
Brandies University is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with American Jewry.
1 posted on 04/09/2014 5:12:53 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Here is her bio on Wiki...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

They won't take the word of someone who was born in the thick of it.
Maybe when the muzzies make Brandeis a smoking hole in the ground.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 5:14:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nachum

Let’s just say that my response would have been much more succinct.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 5:15:04 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Throw the Uni UNDER their bus.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 5:15:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Maybe they’ll give CAIR a 9/11 medal instead.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 5:21:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“FUBU!!!”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has more courage in the tip of her little finger than the perfumed princelings of Brandeis have....well you get the idea.

I thought there was something proudly Jewish about Brandeis’ founders. So something about her upset the muzzies? Muzzies with petrobucks, I’ll betcha. Or maybe the Muslim Students Association threatened to trash the president’s office if she received the honorary degree.

Utterly shameful.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 5:22:34 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Nachum

The offer was a red herring. Brandeis extended it so they could publicly withdraw it, thereby “sending a message”.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Nachum

Please God, let a sizable number of graduates boycott the event and celebrate their graduation together somewhere more appropriate. And free.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 5:27:00 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: Nachum

Even their Wiki page is bad news. From the outset they messed with Albert Einstein ... and lost.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 5:30:42 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Nachum

Brandeis University, in spite of its namesake, has on several recent occasions demonstrated JSS ...Jewish Suicide Syndrome.. or just Nazi-style Jew hatred...take your pick.

I would not patronize Brandeis until such time as we hear that it has cleaned up its act.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: faithhopecharity

and I certainly wouldn’t give them even two cents in contributions or endowment funds


11 posted on 04/09/2014 5:34:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Nachum

Brandies University exhibits the same sort of cowardice common to most western universities. Not surprising.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Nachum

Baddaboom Baddabing. Self Loathers!


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:47:15 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: faithhopecharity

Just look about. There is nothing nastier and meaner than a Progressive secular Jew. Not only suicidal but ones to take down a whole lot of others while preaching to the commoners from their pedestal.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 5:52:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Unintended Consequences: Expanded Autism Spectrum now includes the entire Obama Administration)
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To: faithhopecharity

Brandeis has been stuffed full of Jew-hating Jews for as long as I can remember. They are, or were when last I looked, most secular, left-wing Jews for whom leftist ideology trumped their supposed religion every time.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 6:07:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

All Brandeis computers now must have Mozilla Firefox installed. Birds of a feather.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 6:08:32 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: RetiredTexasVet

That’s the chief problem with the JSS Jewish Suicide Syndrome people. They usually try to drag a lot of other Jews ( and occasionally non-Jewish people too) down with them. It is this meddlesome trait that makes them so dangerous. If they just jump off some bridge somewhere by themselves, the world could get by okay without them. It’s the trouble they cause for others that is the chief problem they create ( especially I think Jews who want to just be faithful and just survive, or both). You nailed it right on.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 6:23:43 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Cicero

Understood. Brandeis, while politically liberal in some visible ways, remained a faithful believer and Zionist. He is rolling over in his grave to have his name dragged through the mud by BU.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: All

CAIR = Council of Arab Islamic Roaches


19 posted on 04/09/2014 6:37:28 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: Nachum

This is not over. Brandeis University receives federal funds. It may be appropriate for the U.S. Congress to investigate. To begin with, whether foreign money is unduly influencing the institution. But also, to revisit the question of whether it is appropriate for taxpayers to subsidize what is called “higher education” nowadays, in view of concerns for what, if anything, is actually learned that is of value to society.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 8:30:14 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Nachum

Does anyone know current students at Brandeis, or recent graduates? There’s a lot of hubbub about this on Facebook, and I’ve been posting my suggestion far and wide (and I hope you will too, if you like this idea): The graduating women of Brandeis should simply stand and turn their backs on whomever the hastily arranged Commencement speaker may be. This would be a golden photo op, which would be sure to make it into blogs and print. Brandeis would be shamed in turn, the way they have sought to shame Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Pass this idea on if you like it!


21 posted on 04/10/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Cicero

Islam and the Rest of Us

by Mark Steyn • Mar 14, 2014

A couple of days ago, you’ll recall, we featured current controversies over a metal cross retrieved from the rubble at Ground Zero, and a roadside cross marking a fatal accident in Lake Elsinore, California. American Atheists and the American Humanist Association are suing over both outrageous provocations.

On the other hand, as far as I’m aware, American atheists and humanists have no plans to bring any separation-of-church-and-state suits against the City of Minneapolis, for its observance at City Hall last month of “Hijab Day”.

Female members of the city council wore the hijab, as did the Chief of Police, Janeé Harteau, a lesbian who recently married her “favorite sergeant”, Holly Keegel. I have no idea what Sgt Keegel wore for Hijab Day. Maybe she went as the Grand Mufti.

Hijab Day grows a little bigger around the world each year. Its purpose is to enable the rest of us to show our support for women who choose to go covered. In reality, for most Muslim women around the world, the choice is made for them - by men. In Afghanistan under the Taliban, women were forbidden by law from ever feeling sunlight on their faces.

Maybe most of them would have “chosen” not to feel it anyway, but we’ll never know, will we? And in the west young Muslimas who decline their fathers’ and husbands’ choices do so at their own peril:

Why aren’t Noor Almaleki and Aasiya Hassan as famous as Matthew Shepard? They weren’t in up-country villages in the Pakistani tribal lands. They were Americans – and they died because they wanted to live as American women.

Nonetheless, on Hijab Day, non-Muslim women like Minneapolis’ Police Chief demonstrate their support for the right of women to “choose” to go covered by enthusiastically joining in. City Hall staffer Ilhan Omar enthuses: “I love cross-cultural sharing.” So do I! Now that the lesbian police officers have spent the day in hijabs, when are we having Pride Day at the mosque?

~You can, however, carry “cross-cultural sharing” too far:
Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

~In Iraq, meanwhile, they’re considering revisions to the marriage laws:

A new law being considered in Iraq could lead to girls as young as eight getting married and wives having to submit to sex at their husband’s every request.

America and its allies expended a decade’s worth of blood and treasure in Iraq, but we left no trace - because we were too polite to do any “cross-cultural sharing” of our own. So we live in a world of remorseless, incremental one-way multiculturalism - which is, ultimately, far more powerful than the laughably misnamed “shock and awe”.

~Since 9/11, those westerners who tolerate the avowedly intolerant have sought refuge in equivalence. Okay, in Afghanistan they build a wall specifically for the purpose of crushing homosexuals underneath it, and in Iran they behead you for bebottoming, but come on, a lot of these Christians are pretty homophobic, aren’t they?

And yeah, the clitoridectomy clinics are doing a roaring trade and there seems to be a lot more honor killing around than there used to be, but Republicans want to cut off Sandra Fluke’s free contraceptives in her late 30s, don’t they?
My old editor Jonathan Kay attempts a subtler version of this argument in a National Post column with the eye-catching title, “Shariah With A Jewish Face”, which is his characterization of the preferred lifestyle of Israel’s ultra-orthodox communities:

Haredim exhibit a level of misogyny and sexual phobia that is more commonly associated with militant Muslim fundamentalists. Public spaces in Haredi communities are rigidly segregated by sex. In extreme cases, the women even dress in Jewish burquas (colloquially referred to as “frumkas,” a play on a Yiddish word indicating piety).

What’s worse, Haredim have demanded that the wider Israeli society adapt to their primitive views — insisting, for instance, that bus lines offer sex-segregated service, that advertising should be free of female faces or bodies, and that beaches maintain separate areas for men and women.

The Haredim don’t, on the other hand, go in for female genital mutilation and child marriage. Nor, as significant numbers of Minnesota’s Somali hijabi do, do they send their sons back to Somalia as suicide bombers. And I would be surprised if they’ll ever impress their “cross-cultural sharing” upon Israeli gays as easily as Muslims do upon Minneapolis’ feminist council members and lesbian police chiefs.

http://www.steynonline.com/6170/islam-and-the-rest-of-us


22 posted on 04/11/2014 10:04:26 AM PDT by Dqban22
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