Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Brandeis Unbecoming: Chloé Speaks In Defense of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The death sentence Brandeis President Lawrence uttered was not for the honor of Hirsi Ali, but for his own honor, and that of his university's, and perhaps for so much more unless people are shaken out of the death march away from truth and justice.
The Jewish Press
Published: May 21st, 2014
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Photo Credit: Brandeis Unbecoming
It has become a very confusing time for those who wish to appease the latest and the loudest and the brashest arbiters of human rights priorities.
Brandeis University is only the latest and most painfully public example of western institutions losing their moral moorings.

Earlier this year, Brandeis offered to bestow an honorary degree on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an African woman who spent the early years of her life as a victim of her native African Muslim culture. It inflicted upon her, first, the physically painful and permanent agony of female genital mutilation. Later, she fled the emotional and permanent agony of a forced marriage. Eventually, Hirsi Ali arrived in Holland – the bastion of liberalism and modernity. And there, Hirsi Ali thrived. She learned the language – several, in fact – and become an unflagging and outspoken human rights advocate, eventually achieving the exalted status of a member of the Dutch Parliament.
But Hirsi Ali stumbled in the eyes of a previously adoring world when she dared to name and openly criticize the religion which had physically maimed her, and which sought to emotionally enslave her. PLS CONTINUE READING:

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