It wasn’t enough to hound Brendan Eich out of his job, now one of the bravest women to speak out for women’s rights under Islam, is denied an honorary degree by political correctness.
Rex Murphy reported in the National Post on Saturday 12 April, how Brandeis University withdrew its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Because the Council on American Islamic Relations protested. Some students predicted that her appearance to receive the award would make them feel unwelcome and persuaded 24% of the faculty to petition against the award.
Yet another case of the tail wagging the dog.
What had Ayaan Hirsi Ali done wrong?
She had survived physical abuse, escaped an arranged marriage in Somalia, spoken out against the treatment of women by Islamists and become a member of parliament in the Netherlands.
She has continued to speak out despite continual persecution and death threats.
Read the article for the full story.
The silence from some of the normally strident women’s rights organisations is deafening.
On the same page of that newspaper was an article by Charles Krauthammer – Thought Police on Patrol – on the spreading of the totalitarian impulse in America.
It explains why the Brendan Eich’s and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s of this world are attacked not celebrated.
Both articles are worth reading and should also convince you to make a stand for what you believe is right before totalitarianism denies you that opportunity.