Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Disinvited

Robin Abcarian and I agree: Brandeis University made a mistake in disinviting ex-Muslim author Ayaan Hirsi Ali to be graduation speaker this year.

Hirsi Ali is known for her atheism, as well as her campaign against FGM and other forms of oppression against women. She also against Islam, having experienced various forms of oppression in Somalia, where she was born and raised.

Brandeis is a Jewish university, and apparently either her atheism or her sometimes strident opposition to Islam is now causing trouble for the institution.

Like World Vision, Brandeis took a few steps backward from its initially progressive move.

Onward and backward! 

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