Victim of Islamic genital mutilation victimized again by Brandeis University



Disgusting. It’s as classic a case of war on women as one could find.

Ayaan Ali Hirsi was disfigured as a young girl in Somalia under Islam. She suffered a clitorectomy at the hands of her grandmother. Her family fled to the Netherlands where she grew to appreciate Western values such as freedom and not being forced to marry someone you dislike and not having to endure beatings and clitorectomies. Since then she has become a champion for women’s and girls’ rights worldwide and an advocate against such Islamic traditions as honor killings, forced marriages, beatings and genital mutilation.

Brandeis University had planned to award Hirsi an honorary degree at this year’s commencement ceremonies. That is, until the Council on American Islamic Relations got involved.

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Brandeis University not to pay tribute to notorious anti-Muslim extremist Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an honorary degree at its commencement on May 18.

Brandeis capitulated to the religion of perpetual indignation and rescinded her honorary degree.

Following a discussion today between President Frederick Lawrence and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ms. Hirsi Ali’s name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year’s commencement.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. For all concerned, we regret that we were not aware of these statements earlier.

As someone said, Brandeis apparently is unable to use Google.

For sure, Hirsi has used inflammatory rhetoric. She has called Islam “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.”

That’s not without some merit.

As one of its students observes, Brandeis is not without one notable trait- hypocrisy.

But Brandeis student Daniel Mael told Arutz Sheva that by overlooking her achievements in the field of human rights based on such statements exposes serious hypocrisy on the part of the university’s administration – noting previous occasions in which people with no less controversial views were honored by Brandeis.

“Hirsi Ali is a champion of human rights who should be lauded for her devotion to stopping honor killings, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Conflicting political views have not previously been a barrier to honorees:

“The decision is a blatant contradiction of past-president Jehuda Reinhartz’s defense of the same award being given to Tony Kushner. When the anti-Israel Kushner was given an honorary degree, Reinhartz said, ‘Mr. Kushner is not being honored because he is a Jew, and he is not being honored for his political opinions. Brandeis is honoring him for his extraordinary achievements as one of this generation’s foremost playwrights, whose work is recognized in the arts and also addresses Brandeis’s commitment to social justice.'”

Similarly, Mael points out, “Hirsi Ali was not being honored for her views on Islam. She was being honored for her commitment to women’s rights and real justice.”

Double standards?

What’s more, Mael points out, Brandeis University has hosted several controversial anti-Israel speakers, including Sam Bahour, an activist who opposes any peace negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and who believes that Israel does not have the right to exist.

In a 2011 column in the Guardian Bahour wrote, “Israel [is] a settler, colonial, apartheid movement clinging to a racialist, exclusivist ideology. [The Palestinians] were correct to [reject Israel] at the outset of this conflict [1948].”

Brandeis had no objection to Bill Ayers as a speaker and can take pride in having graduated three women who made the FBI Ten Most Wanted List; Angela Davis, Susan Saxe and Katherine Power.

The bottom line is clear- Brandeis succumbed to dhimmitude. Islamic intolerance is one more reason not to care for CAIR.

Or Brandeis.

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America needs to take back it’s education systems. from K1 to college level from the radical left. They are inflating the cost of an education far beyond the rate of inflation, and the ability of student and parents to afford it. What’s worse they have been using them as indoctrination mills for a good many decades.

So those liberal Jews at Brandeis are not doing what Dr j thinks they should?
Liberal Jews are one of the most solid blocks if the modern Democratic Party if you hate liberals than you hate the 70% who consistently vote dem, and who also appear heavily in our educational system.


Is that a sentence?

I wonder if someone put up some commemoration of a revered Muslim holiday if left wing groups such as this would have the guts to openly denounce it with a similar display. My guess is, NO, since Muslims (and radical Islamists, in particular) take a much dimmer view of desecrating their religion.

The left is all about fighting for causes… as long as that cause can yield political power and as long as it won’t result in them being blown up or having their throats cut.

@John: This has nothing to do with Jews, John; it has to do with those who routinely blow Jews up… as well as anyone else that disagrees with their religion.

This “guy” John…such a putz.


Not a single one of the conservative posters or authors to this site hates Jews. It’s only the lefty trolls like John and his Neo-Nazi conspiracy fanatic brethren who ever try to disparage Jews here on FA. You should be ashamed of yourself John, on the second day of Passover, to make an attempt to “blame it on the Jews.” Crawl back into your slimy hole bigot.

Another example of FAKE CONCERN from the liberal left.

To have Ayaan Ali Hirsi speak (and be paid tribute to) just might open the eyes of some carefully indoctrinated liberal/progressive students – specifically women – to a REAL PLIGHT (as opposed to a manufactured one) when it comes to what the liberals/progressives ‘questionably claim’ is a ”War on Women”.

Liberal Sandra Fluke’s whining she has to pay for her own birth control – (the poor thing) is actually considered a “war” by liberals. FAKE CONCERN to sway public opinion and gain votes…

Sandra Flukes birth control payment dilemma, and similar progressive/liberal ‘wars’…. PALE IN COMPARISON to Ayaan Ali Hirsi’s real life story, a woman, in an oppressive Islamic world.

Would allowing Ayaan to tell her story at a University enhance the students “Higher Education” ? Or, is Brandeis University and others like them afraid a ‘real’ story regarding the “War on Woman’ – ‘could’ totally change the political direction of such a carefully cultivated ‘mind set’ created by today’s so called “higher education(?)” and, lets not forget our liberal politicians (then Speaker Nancy Pelosi-Sandra Fluke) influence…

What seems to trouble Brandeis University, – an institution of ”Higher Education?” is….TRUTH.

These ‘universities/colleges’ have become yet another stepping stone to liberal indoctrination…
They instill hate – especially for America. They instill hate of America’s freedoms and the liberties which she endows upon all citizens.

These ‘institutions” instead, instill IN-tolerance – specially for those who disagree with the liberal/progressive/socialist views and ideology…they vehemently suppress the individuals thought….and only ‘tolerate’ the collective’s thought. Progressives and liberals only want to control you and your life…

Liberals/Progressives believe in subjection…this comes through loud and clear. Could this be why they collude with CAIR? Are they even interested in the FACT CAIR is actually an arm of the (oppressive and extremely radical) Muslim brotherhood – with ties to radical Islam right here in America?

What is CAIR, the Administration of Brandeis University so AFRAID of ?


I’m sorry. Miz Hirsan Ali has left the reservation. She is expected to have one point of view based on her skin color and gender. She does not have that point of view. Thus she is not entitled to recognition as a human being.
Heresy is the worst of all possible crimes. And she is an extreme heretic.
CAIR has told us: Islam is the religion of peace. Sure it is. They leave out all the stuff about converting at the point of the sword, women having no value, jihad being the purpose of males, the desirability of killing innocents in order to further the faith, and getting 72 virgins and 28 young boys in the afterlife.
Details, details.
No wonder Brandeis submitted. Submission is the way of Allah. Submit or die. So they chose Dhimmitude over responsibility. Oh, well. Too bad for the.

There was a time before PC chocked out all other thought.
During that time Ms. Ali was elected as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands.
Then she was voted the most popular of all elected officials in Netherlands.
Then she and Theo van Gogh (Vincent’s grandson) made a movie together called, Submission.
It told the first person accounts of many Muslim women who are being abused in their homes because of the religion of Islam.
Women beaten, genitally mutilated, forcibly married to men five times their age, imprisoned for the crime of having been raped, kept imprisoned in their home by in-laws, forced to do slave labor for in-laws’ companies and so on.
Theo was stabbed thirty or forty times with a butcher knife while he was cycling down a Dutch street.
In daytime.
The murderer left a note pinned to his chest with the murder weapon.
It contained threats to all the rest of Ethnic Europe.
That was too much for them.
Ms. Ali was ousted from Netherlands!
The hounding of Ms. Ali has been as relentless as the hounding of Salmon Rushdie.
There’s a fatwa out for her life.
Kill her and all your sins are forgiven – you go to heaven.