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Arts Advocacy issues in the News, 4/6-4/19

Here’s a dose of news on the arts & politics landscape from the past two weeks:

  •  Brandeis University to withdraws plan to give activist and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree 
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Advocacy News

No Honor for A Career of Hate by amina wadud

A recent decision by Brandeis University (founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored, coeducational institution) to take back its offer to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary doctorate hit the media with the usual storm over such a controversial figure. 1,208 more words


The Slow Death of Free Speech

“Once you get a taste for shutting people up, it’s hard to stop. Why bother winning the debate when it’s easier to close it down?” 837 more words

Brandeis Feminists Fail the Historical Moment

by Phyllis Chesler

April 16, 2014

The Brandeis professors who demanded that Ayaan Hirsi Ali be “immediately” dis-invited wrote that “we are filled with shame at the suggestion that (Hirsi Ali’s) above-quoted sentiments express Brandeis’s values.” The professors also castigated Hirsi Ali for her “core belief of the cultural backwardness of non-western peoples” and for her suggestion that “violence toward girls and women is particular to Islam.” The professors note that such a view “obscure(s) such violence in our midst among non-Muslims, including on our own campus.” 934 more words

Counter Jihad Report

"The Oldest Hatred, Forever Young": When Hatred Is Loosed, We’re All In The Crossfire

Most of the hate crimes in the United States don’t take the fatal form that the shootings in Kansas over the weekend did, and most aren’t perpetrated by villains as bloated with rage and blinded by conspiracy theories as the person accused in this case, Frazier Glenn Miller. 764 more words


Islamists are rising in America while we sleep

This is from Allen B.West.

If American’s do not wake up soon we will become a third world Islamic shithole. 

This week we covered two key stories that I’m quite certain aren’t getting much play: the rejection of Muslim women’s advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University and the Muslim Brotherhood forming a political bloc in America. 576 more words

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the Challenge of Progressive Critique

The news that Brandeis University cancelled the honorary degree it was planning to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali has raised a storm of controversy. On one side  were… 282 more words

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