Terrorists, anti-Semites, and eugenicists are welcome at Brandeis University, but a critic of Islam — nah.
The gutless Massachusetts college knuckled under to Islamist pressure and withdrew its offer of an honorary degree to humanitarian and ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose truths that Islam is “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death” were too inflammatory for a college that honored South African bigot Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who wants Jews to “forgive the Nazis for the Holocaust.”
Hirsi Ali is, not coincidentally, the executive director of the Clarion Project’s terrific new documentary “Honor Diaries,” which scares the bejesus out of Islamo-nuts for addressing forced marriages, female genital mutilation, denial of education, restriction of movement, honor killings, and other abuses confronting females in Muslim-majority societies — issues so irrefutable that paranoid Muslims have launched a quash-and-smear campaign.
The fugazy Council on Islamic American Relations convinced the Universities of Michigan and Illinois to cancel screenings, while Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York went on a Twitter rampage.
“How many times do we have to tell white women that we do not need to be saved by them? Is there code language I need to use to get thru?” she groused as incredibly as when she stated, “Islam is a religion of feminists for feminists.”
Sarsour is blase about Islam’s oppressions — and its avowed terrorists.
She told the Columbia Journalism Review in 2004 that the Arab men pictured on the front page of an Arab newspaper soliciting suicide bombers were her cousin and friend, serving 25 and 99 years in Israeli prisons, and that her brother-in-law was convicted for being a member of Hamas — an organization that reviles Jews as “the brothers of apes and pigs,” and which the State Department calls a terror group for bombing civilian targets in Israel.
Sarsour’s extremism has blinded her to a sister’s brave and inspiring journey from tragedy to triumph.
Hirsi Ali grew up in a strict Muslim family in Somalia, and survived civil war, female genital mutilation, brutal beatings, and an adolescence steeped in devout Muslim beliefs during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. She lived under four tyrannical regimes and sought asylum in Holland to escape an arranged marriage. She earned a college degree in political science, became a member of the Dutch Parliament, and worked to reform Islam — all while shunned by her family, and scorned and threatened by Muslim fiends who marked her for death for writing the Koran-exposing screenplay for the 2004 movie “Submission,” and then assassinated its director Theo van Gogh.
Brandeis’s cowardice dishonors its founder, late Supreme Court Judge Louis D. Brandeis, a free-speech proponent who stated, “It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.”
As for C.A.I.R. and Sarsour, they personify the Muslim stereotype of ignoramuses who celebrate Islam’s failings, hold their adopted western lands emotionally hostage, but enjoy the democratic ideals they deny others.
Quacks like them can shove their Islamo-hypocrisy where the sun doesn’t shine, and leave the work of civil rights to superstars like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who lays her life on the line every day for persecuted people. The earth’s highest degree could not match that.