Re: [humanism-174] What Hirsi Ali would have said

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:58 PM

No intellectual burden for her detractors to bear, I guess. Emotion-stirring terms like "Islamaphobe" are their "get-out-of-mounting-a-decent-argument-free" card.

On Apr 11,[masked]:21 AM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:
The university, founded in 1948, describes itself as "the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country" and is named for the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.


Boom!  Mic drop and walk away.  This (to me) says it all.


On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

"I stand before you as someone who is fighting for women's and girls' basic rights globally. And I stand before you as someone who is not afraid to ask difficult questions about the role of religion in that fight.

The connection between violence, particularly violence against women, and Islam is too clear to be ignored. We do no favors to students, faculty, nonbelievers and people of faith when we shut our eyes to this link, when we excuse rather than reflect."

http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906?mobile=y

Meanwhile, some real gymnastics in the comments to this article on the Hirsi Ali/Brandeis debacle from Al Jazeera America-

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/9/ayaan-hirsi-ali-deniedhonor.html





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