Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Banished at #Brandeis

At WSJ, "The university yanks an honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali" (via Google):
Ms. Hirsi Ali is a well known controversialist and lives under death threats because she does not conceal her convictions, especially about the ties between violence and fundamentalist Islamism. If Ms. Hirsi Ali's critics support the practices she has either experienced or dedicated her life to erasing, such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation, honor killings, or Shariah Law, then they should say so.

Brandeis, a school founded after World War II to defend non-sectarian religious liberty, might also ask if its "core values" now include intolerance and the illiberal suppression of ideas. Our answer would be yes.

More from John Podhoretz, at Commentary, "The Shame of Brandeis."

And William Kristol is especially pissed off, at the Weekly Standard, "A Note to Supporters of Brandeis," and "Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks."

A must read, via Memeorandum.

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