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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University has revoked an honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Why?

Ali is critical of Islam.

Students who were involved in signing petitions to have Ali's honorary degree revoked sited "making Muslim students feel uncomfortable" and said that Ali is "Islamophopic."

Want to talk about uncomfortable?   Uncomfortable is how Ali felt when she was being beaten and having her body mutilated in the name of religion.

You can't be "phobic" of something - WHEN YOU ARE BASING YOUR OPINIONS ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

A phobia is an extreme IRRATIONAL fear of something.

I think that Ali's fears are pretty rational.

The part that I can't understand is that these young, elite, liberal feminists actually support a religion, which they know nothing about, just because they want students to "feel welcome."

What if Christians were beating women and mutilating them?  Would they become champions of Christianity then?  What if they were being beaten and mutilated?  Would they stand up (well, they wouldn't be able to stand) and continue championing the religion that demanded such behavior?

Here is a quote from Ali, which is being given as the basis for her honorary degree being revoked and the students are calling it "hate speech." This is from a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine:

"Once it's defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace 
now. They're not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there's no middle ground in wars."

I am just so confused.  Do these women who claim that the Republican Party has a "war on women" and wants to "put women back in the 1950s" want honor beatings, honor killings and genital mutilation to become legal here in the United States?

Who has a war on women?