Brandeis University (Islam > Women = Brandeis)
"[M]s. Hirsi Ali's name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year's commencement. 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. That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University's core values."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali was dropped from this honor because she has made comments which are intolerant of religion.
Has she ripped Christianity? Well, yes, but that's not why she was 'dishonored.' If anything, blasting Christianity would make her an even bigger candidate for an honor at Brandeis...Ayaan is a Somali woman, who escaped the brutalities of Islam, and has spent her adult life explaining these brutalities - especially how women are treated in the Islamic world.
Makes you wonder what "Brandeis University's core values" really are? Seems to me they care more about not offending Muslims than standing up for the rights women...Not surprisingly, because in a strange twist Liberals don't seem to care much about women's rights when it comes to those outside the Western World. I'm not sure if it's a race or cultural issue, but for whatever reason Liberals have a soft-spot for those in the Eastern, African and Muslim worlds who abuse women.
I don't get it, but then again, I don't get much of the hypocrisy and duplicity of Liberalism.
For those interested, HERE is a link to the speech Ayaan Hirsi Ali's was going to give.
For those really interested, HERE is a link to her fantastic book, 'Infidel' - #3 on my list of The Top 5 Most Important Books of the 21st Century.