So much for women’s rights.
From Fox News.
Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty.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.”
What are your core values? Sharia Law?
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.”
Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s. She has not commented publicly on the issue of the honorary degree.
In 2007, Ali helped establish the AHA Foundation, which works to protect and defend the rights of women in the West from oppression justified by religion and culture, according to its website. The foundation also strives to protect basic rights and freedoms of women and girls. This includes control of their own bodies, access to an education and the ability to work outside the home and control their own income, the website says.
More than 85 of about 350 faculty members at Brandeis signed a letter asking for Ali 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 Muslim students,” said senior Sarah Fahmy, a member of the Muslim Student Association who created the petition said before the university withdrew the honor.
Yeah, the truth tends to do that, sweetpea.
……”But it’s not just the Muslim community that is upset but students and faculty of all religious beliefs,” (Fahmy) said. “A university that prides itself on social justice and equality should not hold up someone who is an outright Islamophobic.”
Gawd knows we wouldn’t want to offend Islamofascist sensibilities by pointing out that Islam’s treatment of women is pretty brutal.
Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, refused to sign the faculty letter. He said it would have been great for the university to honor “such a courageous fighter for human freedom and women’s rights, who has put her life at risk for those values.”
……But Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group, said, “It is unconscionable that such a prestigious university would honor someone with such openly hateful views.”
That’s pretty funny, considering CAIR is a terrorist facilitator that engages in the promotion and funding of terrorist atrocities.
Ibrahim Hooper (formerly Doug Hooper) is a white American convert to Islam and one of the founders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). At present, he serves as a spokesman and “Director of Strategic Communications” for that organization.
……in 2003, Hooper stated that if Muslims were ever to become a numerical majority in the U.S., they would likely seek to replace the Constitution with Islamic law (Sharia), which they view as divinely inspired and thus superior to all other legal systems.
……When the Washington Post in November 2001 asked Hooper if he would disavow the terrorist activities of Hamas and
Islamic Jihad he responded, “It’s not our job to go around denouncing.” He reprised the same theme in a 2002 interview with the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, refusing to condemn Hamas and Hezbollah because “we’re not in the business of condemning”.
Except when they’re in the business of condemning criticism of their jihad and hatespeech.
By the way:
CAIR Chairman Omar M. Ahmad told a crowd of California Muslims in July 1998:
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran . . . should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
The little libtard activists at Brandeis would make great slaves for the new Caliphate.
The inconvenient truth is, when it comes to treating women like shit, no one does it like muslim pigs.
“Honor killings”, beatings, genital mutilation, attempted murders rape, and disfigurement for the sin of refusing arranged marriages, are just some of the examples of the sanctioned muslim maltreatment of women.
Apparently, their PC tolerance for Islam trumps their lip service to women’s rights.
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