“That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” Question, Brandeis. What “core values”?

Updated:

AYAAN HIRSI ALI BLASTS BRANDEIS ‘MOMENT OF SHAMING’

Clearly evident that Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is LIGHT YEARS ahead of Brandeis in terms of CLASS. Brandeis, you really should take a strong look into that Uni. name change.

HONOR DENIED
Brandeis yanks honorary degree for critic of Islam

Brandeis University in Massachusetts announced Tuesday that it had withdrawn the planned awarding of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women, after protests from students and faculty. 

The university said in a statement posted online that the decision had been made after a discussion between Ali and university President Frederick Lawrence. 

“She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women’s rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world,” said the university’s statement. 

A name change for the university perhaps? Suggestion, Dhimmi U.

  1. #1 by JP on April 9, 2014 - 3:54 PM

    Bit of history on Brandeis:

    A few years back, Brandeis University awarded an honorary degree to Tony Kushner. This was controversial because Brandeis is a Jewish-sponsored (but non-sectarian) university that has historically had very close ties to Israel. Indeed, the university’s namesake, Justice Brandeis, led the American Zionist movement for some time.”

    “Kushner, meanwhile, was not only known for his hostility to Israel in general, but for making inflammatory statements such as “The biggest supporters of Israel are the most repulsive members of the Jewish community,” a direct insult to Brandeis’s many faculty, students, alumni, and donors who are strong supporters of Israel.”

    This next is a killer. OK Ready?

    Despite objections, Brandeis went ahead with the award, with the university president explaining:

    Brandeis bestows honorary degrees as a means of acknowledging the outstanding accomplishments or contributions of individual men and women in any of a number of fields of human endeavor. Just as Brandeis does not inquire into the political opinions and beliefs of faculty or staff before appointing them, or students before offering admission, so too the University does not select honorary degree recipients on the basis of their political beliefs or opinions.

    And yet, an outstanding person that just may open one eye, to THE evils of islam, Judaism’s sworn enemy and fervent HATERS of Israel, uhh, gee, umm We SHALL “select” on the basis of their political beliefs or opinions in this case.

    You know Greg, “Makes me wonder how Brandeis got to the point of offering the degree to start with”, that’s a damn good wonder, mate.

    http://is.gd/8M01UQ

  2. #2 by Gregoryno6 on April 9, 2014 - 10:02 AM

    Makes me wonder how Brandeis got to the point of offering the degree to start with. Were they hoping nobody would notice?

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