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University Axes Plans To Honor Human Rights Activist Critical of Islam

Brandeis University withdrew its decision to give a female human rights activist and outspoken defender of women’s rights in Islamic societies an honorary degree.

Some students complained Ayaan Hirsi Ali is “Islamophobic” – and that’s all it took for campus officials to cave.

A statement from the university reads:

Following a discussion today between President Frederick Lawrence and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ms. Hirsi Ali’s name has been withdrawn as an honorary degree recipient at this year’s commencement. 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. That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.  For all concerned, we regret that we were not aware of these statements earlier.

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