By Tom Quiner
Liberals despise Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
And yet Ms. Ali is a feminist. She speaks out on behalf of women who are raped, mutilated, sold, and treated like objects. She does so at risk to her life, as she has received death threats.
You’d think American liberals would swoon over a gutsy freedom fighter for female rights. They don’t. Ms. Ali has committed the cardinal sin of criticizing Islam’s treatment of women.
Muslims are a protected class for Wester liberalism, trumping even downtrodden women who are victimized by Islam’s patriarchal system.
Ms. Ali was invited to receive an honorary degree at Brandeis University here in the states. The offer was rescinded by the politically correct mob who cannot tolerate world views in conflict with theirs.
She was not allowed to speak.
Here is an excerpt of what she would have said:
“Especially troubling is the way the status of women as second-class citizens is being cemented in legislation. In Iraq, a law is being proposed that lowers to 9 the legal age at which a girl can be forced into marriage. That same law would give a husband the right to deny his wife permission to leave the house.
Sadly, the list could go on. I hope I speak for many when I say that this is not the world that my generation meant to bequeath yours. When you were born, the West was jubilant, having defeated Soviet communism. An international coalition had forced Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. The next mission for American armed forces would be famine relief in my homeland of Somalia. There was no Department of Homeland Security, and few Americans talked about terrorism.
Two decades ago, not even the bleakest pessimist would have anticipated all that has gone wrong in the part of world where I grew up. After so many victories for feminism in the West, no one would have predicted that women’s basic human rights would actually be reduced in so many countries as the 20th century gave way to the 21st.”
In the video above, Prager University allowed her to more fully express her views on the danger Islamic radicalism presents to women throughout the world.
Liberals want the message suppressed.