"Did you hear that Brandeis University withdrew the honorary degree they were going to give to Ayaan Hirsi Ali because of pressure from CAIR?"
The news opens up an opportunity to ask your friends and family some questions: "Do you think that's right? Is it fair? An American university is bowing to pressure from an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization banned from Egypt, where it started. Should we concede to orthodox Islamic pressure and hinder freedom of speech by punishing people who dare to speak out against Islamic oppression and violence against women?"
This isn't some obscure school, this is Brandeis! It's in the news. Your friends can Google it. You can suggest they Google it. It makes the issue more real and immediate (and therefore arrests attention better) when it is current news.
- CAIR Asks Brandeis University Not to Honor Islamophobe Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds to Brandeis University
Americans for Peace and Tolerance stated, "Brandeis University has rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born activist whose work has focused on the barbaric misogyny rampant in Islamic societies, like the one in which she was raised. Capitulating to a campaign by CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and voluble student and faculty protests, Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence yesterday withdrew the honor. He has publicly shamed a courageous woman. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism funding case involving Hamas."
They then suggest we reach out to the Brandeis administration and express our outrage at this shameful action. President Fred Lawrence: firstname.lastname@example.org 781-736-3001