Skip to comments.Here's What I Would Have Said at Brandeis [Opinion by AYAAN HIRSI ALI]
Posted on 04/11/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT by Steelfish
OPINION Here's What I Would Have Said at Brandeis We need to make our universities temples not of dogmatic orthodoxy, but of truly critical thinking.
By AYAAN HIRSI ALI April 10, 2014
On Tuesday, after protests by students, faculty and outside groups, Brandeis University revoked its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary degree at its commencement ceremonies in May. The protesters accused Ms. Hirsi Ali, an advocate for the rights of women and girls, of being "Islamophobic." Here is an abridged version of the remarks she planned to deliver.
One year ago, the city and suburbs of Boston were still in mourning. Families who only weeks earlier had children and siblings to hug were left with only photographs and memories. Still others were hovering over bedsides, watching as young men, women, and children endured painful surgeries and permanent disfiguration. All because two brothers, radicalized by jihadist websites, decided to place homemade bombs in backpacks near the finish line of one of the most prominent events in American sports, the Boston Marathon.
All of you in the Class of 2014 will never forget that day and the days that followed. You will never forget when you heard the news, where you were, or what you were doing. And when you return here, 10, 15 or 25 years from now, you will be reminded of it. The bombs exploded just 10 miles from this campus.
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I read this piece this morning in the Journal and I’m glad somebody posted it. It’s excellence. Pretty sad, though, when you consider what actually happened.
Cool. Truth cannot be squelched with the age of the internet and i-phones. The students that would use her points in discussion have gotten them. They will forward them to others.
In my day - the loss just happened.
Sorry. You can't even get that.
MUSLIMS CONDUCT ‘HUMAN SACRIFICE’ ON VIDEO
‘Christians are killed in these very rituals every day’
Editors Note: EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED: The videos linked and embedded at the end of the story are extremely graphic, showing brutal executions.
Newly released videos show Muslims conducting ritual human sacrifices by slitting the throats of their victims or putting a bullet in their heads, according to researcher Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity.
Shoebats report includes several videos of ritual sacrifices. He noted the speaker in one video uses the term Qurban just before gunfire erupts and men lined up in a row fall to the floor one by one. Shoebat explained that the Arabic term can only signify a sacrifice, which indicates that the filmed slaughter is nothing but a ritual human sacrifice.
Another video shows the throat of the sacrifice being slit with a knife.
Christians are being killed in these very rituals every day, and the bloodshed will not stop. We must work together to rescue them, Shoebat said.
He has been working with a Syrian Orthodox nun, Sister Hatune Dogan, to assist persecuted Christians in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.
For over a year now we have been writing and warning the world on both the realities and the revival of Islamic human sacrifice, he said. Though Islam is a Christian heresy, its pagan roots and elements cannot be ignored, which is why I prefer to call Muslims pagan heretics, or heretical pagans.
Shoebat describes himself as a former radicalized Muslim willing to die for the cause of jihad.
According to his biography, he arrived in the United States in 1978 to study in Chicago where he was recruited at a terror conference by Jamal Said, the founder of the Islamic Association of Palestine, a front group for Hamas that later launched the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Shoebat said he converted to Christianity in 1994. He now is raising funds to assist Middle East Christians through a foundation he created called RescueChristians.org.
WND recently reported that Sister Dogan claimed members of the jihadist factions in Syria trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad are draining the blood of Christians they behead and selling vials to Islamic radicals for $100,000 apiece.
The Christians, she said, are beheaded in ceremonies in which they are forced to kneel, with their hands and feet bound as the Muslim radicals read a death sentence imposed because the victim refuses to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.
WND also has reported that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, considered to be the most ruthless of the Sunni Islamic militant groups fighting in Syria, has ordered a Christian community in Raqqa, Syria, to pay nearly 38 pounds of gold as a guarantee of their safety. The alternative offered was death.
The videos discovered by Shoebat are graphic.
Editors Note: EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED.The following videos show brutal executions.
Open WND website to see video
Qhat’s so great is that a speech that would have been heard by hundreds is now being seen by 2 million Wall Street Journal subscribers!
Academia is the cesspool for “progressive” cockroaches.
Even here on FR, this post of what she had to say only garnered 9 hits.