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Shame on Brandeis University for siding with terrorist sympathizers (CAIR) over defender of terrorized women by withdrawing invitation to and award for Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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Shame on Brandeis University for siding with terrorist sympathizers (CAIR) over defender of terrorized women by withdrawing invitation to and award for Ayaan Hirsi Ali. 

Click here to send your email expressing disappointment to Brandeis University faculty.

Brandeis University has been intimidated into withdrawaling their invitation and award to Ayaan Hirsi Ali by pressue from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Sadly, Brandeis University pointed to some strong words that Ms. Ali spoke in response to Islamists' world wide usually demeaning and often vicious treatment of women.  How would anyone feel if they were the victim of long term, severe violence by an organized group that is unapologetic for their gruesome, inhumane practices?  It has been those strong feelings that have motivated Ms. Ali to defend the undefended.

Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on April 6, 2014 which reported:  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on their members to condemn the faculty at Brandeis University for choosing to recognize Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an award for defending Muslim women against Islamist honor violence.  

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the Executive Producer of Honor Diaries and founder of the AHA Foundation.   Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on honor violence.  In response to ongoing abuses of women’s rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her supporters established the AHA Foundation in 2007 to help protect and defend the rights of women in the West from oppression justified by religion and culture.    

Brandeis University originally wrote regarding their decision to award Ayaan Hirsi Ali:  "Somali-born scholar and women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali escaped an arranged marriage, receiving asylum in the Netherlands where she worked in factories and as a maid before earning her undergraduate and MA degrees in political science at Leiden University. Having received citizenship, she served as an elected member of the Dutch parliament from 2003-2006, where she focused on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society and on defending the rights of Muslim women. She campaigned to raise awareness of violence against women, including honor killings and female genital mutilation. In 2004 she gained international attention following the murder of director Theo van Gough, who worked with Ms. Hirsi Ali on her short film "Submission," about the oppression of women under Islam. The assassin left a death threat for her pinned to van Gogh’s chest. In 2006 she resigned from Parliament when the then Dutch minister for Immigration revoked her Dutch citizenship, a decision that was overturned by the courts and ultimately led to the fall of the government. Ms. Hirsi Ali is currently a Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Harvard Kennedy School and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute."

CAIR announced in their email alert posted below that their demands have been met.  Brandeis University has cancelled Ms. Ali. 

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to express disappointment to Brandeis University faculty for cancelling Ms. Ali.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email expressing disappointment to Brandeis University faculty. 

Contact information:

Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453  
Phone (781) 736-2000

Fred Lawrence, President
lawrence@brandeis.edu

Celia D. Harris
Executive Assistant to the President
cdharris@brandeis.edu

James Walsh     
Executive Director of Financial Operations
mlwalsh@brandeis.edu

Chris O'Brien     
Vice President for Financial Affairs and University Treasurer
obrien@brandeis.edu

Merrill Swig
Department Administrator
mswig@brandeis.edu

Elisa Gassel
Assistant Director, Office of Special Events
elisa@brandeis.edu

 

 


Author: ffa   20140411   Category: Islamists  FFA: on
Tags: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Honor Diaries, Brandeis University
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