Evidently Brandeis University is now a sharia zone. Free speech be damned! If a woman who “was personally subjected to genital mutilation, had to flee a forced marriage and is still enduring death threats.[for daring to speak the truth]” does not have the right to expose those very topics then who does? No one as far as CAIR (Council Of Islamic Relations) is concerned. Truth and the freedom of speech are the mortal enemies of CAIR and the insidious cult of islam, which is why islamofascist CAIR fights against them tooth and nail.
(Fox News Insider) –Brandeis University has abruptly yanked an honor for an advocate of women’s rights in the Muslim community.
‘Submission’ a short film by Dutch movie maker Theo van Gogh in association with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The film deals with the oppression of women in many Muslim countries. Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim in 2004 for making this film.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born woman and U.S. citizen, is known for her efforts to advance women’s rights in communities in Islam. She was personally subjected to genital mutilation, had to flee a forced marriage and is still enduring death threats. She has most recently gained attention for her role in “Honor Diaries.”
Brandeis has withdrawn an honorary degree and an invitation to speak at commencement due to Ali’s detractors, who call her an Islamophobe. The Council on American-Islam Relations is one of the groups that has been vocal against Ali. The group has also pushed against “Honor Diaries.”
Ibrahim Hooper, of the unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-finance trial ] Council on American-Islam Relations, told Megyn Kelly that Ali says Islam itself must be defeated and Muslim schools in America should be shut down. He also said the message of “Honor Diaries” is “hate Muslims, hate Islam.”
“Frankly, I don’t think that Mr. Hooper speaks for Muslims, I don’t think that he speaks for Muslim women,” Ali said tonight on “The Kelly File.” [...]
Decision to withdraw award to human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali ‘hypocritical’ in light of previous awards to hatemongers.
“The decision is a blatant contradiction of past-president Jehuda Reinhartz’s defense of the same award being given to Tony Kushner. When the anti-Israel Kushner was given an honorary degree, Reinhartz said, ‘Mr. Kushner is not being honored because he is a Jew, and he is not being honored for his political opinions. Brandeis is honoring him for his extraordinary achievements as one of this generation’s foremost playwrights, whose work is recognized in the arts and also addresses Brandeis’s commitment to social justice.’”
Similarly, Mael points out, “Hirsi Ali was not being honored for her views on Islam. She was being honored for her commitment to women’s rights and real justice.”
What’s more, Mael points out, Brandeis University has hosted several controversial anti-Israel speakers, including Sam Bahour, an activist who opposes any peace negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and who believes that Israel does not have the right to exist.
In a 2011 column in the Guardian Bahour wrote, “Israel [is] a settler, colonial, apartheid movement clinging to a racialist, exclusivist ideology. [The Palestinians] were correct to [reject Israel] at the outset of this conflict .”
The decision to rescind Ali’s honor was withdrawn following pressure from several groups, including most prominently the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which sent a letter to the university’s president, Dr. Frederik M. Lawrence, referring to her as a “notorious Islamophobe.”
“She is one of the worst of the worst of the Islam haters in America, not only in America but worldwide,” Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the group, said in an interview on Tuesday. “I don’t assign any ill will to Brandeis. I think they just kind of got fooled a little bit.”
But CAIR itself has been accused of having links to extremist Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and the group was directly linked by authorities to an infamous Hamas funding racket known as the Holy Land Foundation.
Mael said that the group played a crucial role in drumming up support for the petition to ban Ali, and that in fact “most of the signatories are from outside the university.”
“This is the same group that has been blocking screening of The Honor Diaries,” he pointed out, referring to CAIR’s controversial campaign to silence a film exposing domestic abuse within the Muslim community. [...]
CAIR holds itself out as America’s foremost Islamic civil rights organization. Under Sharia, however, the Western concept of civil rights does not exist. The analogy to Communist front organizations of an earlier era is striking. While pretending to advocate for freedom and to oppose discrimination, CAIR’s real purpose is to subvert the very society whose liberalism it cynically seeks to exploit.
(Christian Post) –Controversial billboards in Columbus, Ohio, reading “Jesus is Muslim” and “Mohammed is in the Bible” are drawing protests from local Christians who say Muslims are “hijacking” the name of Jesus.
“Although we support the Islamic community’s right to free speech, as well as their right to post messages on billboards, we do not support the hijacking of the name of Jesus Christ in their attempt to lure uninformed Christians into their religion,” Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries said in a statement Thursday.
The billboards are sponsored by a group called “Ask a Muslim,” based in Columbus, which says that it is dedicated to educating people about Islam.
“We believe that clearing up the many misconceptions about Islam will make this world a better place. A place with less violence and hatred, filled with mutual respect and understanding,” the group says.
Sounds like a plan. I suggest we start with less propaganda and more TRUTH until every last shred of the violent, hate filled, intolerant psuedo religion known as Islam is eradicated from the face of the earth.
The group argues on its website that Muslims are actually Christians, if “Christian” is taken to mean someone following the teachings of Christ.
Oh yeah? Then explain (present day) muslims systematically slaughtering Christians in places such as Nigeria, Egypt and Syria. Spit.
Jesus Christ the Son Of God predates Islam’s bloodthirsty, megalomaniac, pedophile warlord mohammed by over 600 years.
Through the prayer vigil, Daubenmire is hoping to make clear that Jesus Christ is not a Muslim.
“Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and resurrected over 600 years before the birth of Mohammed. Although Islam honors Jesus as a prophet, they do not believe that He is the risen Son of God,” argued the veteran 25-year high school football coach, who now hosts a weekly radio show and speaks on Christian topics with national media. [...]
Keep [willingly] bowing to the one you serve and you will get what you deserve….
(Telegraph) –Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.
Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.
The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.
Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognise only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.
Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society, said the guidance would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.
Some lawyers, however, described the guidance as “astonishing”, while campaigners warned it represented a major step on the road to a “parallel legal system” for Britain’s Muslim communities.
The guidance goes on to suggest that Sharia principles could potentially overrule British practices in some disputes, giving examples of areas that would need to be tested in English courts.
One study estimated that there were now around 85 Sharia bodies operating in Britain. But the new Law Society guidance represents the first time that an official legal body has recognised the legitimacy of some Sharia principles.
Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said: “This guidance marks a further stage in the British legal establishment’s undermining of democratically determined human rights-compliant law in favour of religious law from another era and another culture. British equality law is more comprehensive in scope and remedies than any elsewhere in the world. Instead of protecting it, The Law Society seems determined to sacrifice the progress made in the last 500 years.”
Lady Cox said: “Everyone has freedom to make their own will and everyone has freedom to let those wills reflect their religious beliefs. But to have an organisation such as The Law Society seeming to promote or encourage a policy which is inherently gender discriminatory in a way which will have very serious implications for women and possibly for children is a matter of deep concern.”
Apostasy and public nudity…make that a double fatwa.
(Daily Mail) –Maks, the 22-year-old Muslim model who poses topless in American Apparel’s new ‘Made in Bangladesh’ campaign, has opened up about her decision to star in the ad.
‘I was fully comfortable with the photo shoot and went with it,’ Maks, who does not wish to reveal her last name, exclusively tells MailOnline.
The Los Angeles-based retail strategist, who decided to ‘distance’ herself from Islam in high school, says that she saw the campaign as an opportunity to show how ‘all women should feel strong and powerful no matter what their background or what they were taught they had to be.‘
The campaign, which was released last week and will be featured in Vice’s U.S. and Canadian editions, is intended to speak more to Maks’s Bangladeshi heritage than her religious affiliation – or lack thereof.
Born in Dhaka, Maks immigrated to California with her family when she was four years old.
Maks declined to comment about her family, friends, and co-workers’ reaction, but like many American Apparel campaigns before, her ad was not released without controversy.
My advice to Miss Perry is to stock up on Dhimmi knee ointment.
(Jerusalem Post) –YouTube has quietly edited a Katy Perry music video, after a petition launched on Change.org, urging the online video streaming company to remove the video.
The petition, claiming that Perry literally burns a symbol representing the Muslim God, Allah, reached 50,000 signatures as of Wednesday. YouTube and Perry’s representatives did not respond to the controversy.
Shazad Iqbal, 22, creator of the petition, posted on Wednesday that the effort had ended in victory, however YouTube remained quiet throughout, even though the petition was directed at them.
“I’m thrilled to let you all know the name of Allah has been removed from the ‘Dark Horse’ video we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support so I thank each and every one of you deeply, our voices have been heard! God bless you all,” Iqbal wrote.
A close look at the “Dark Horse” video on Perry’s VEVO YouTube channel will not prove much of anything. Although the post date of the music video has not changed (February 20), a detailed observation will show any viewer that something has changed. The symbol has quietly been removed.
The “I Kissed a Girl” singer’s latest single, “Dark Horse,” sparked harsh reactions from the international Muslim community for disrespecting a symbol representing their God, Allah.
The petition launched Tuesday on Change.org is urged supporters of Islam as well as other religions, to ask YouTube to remove the “blasphemous” music video.
Perry portrays an animated representation of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, and she is seen using her powers to destroy those who oppose her. One character in the video is seen wearing a religious symbol around his neck, who she then zaps into a pile of sand, along with his pendant.
“At 01:15 into the video Dark Horse; a man is shown being burned, whilst wearing a pendant (also burned) forming the word ‘Allah’, which is the Arabic word for God,” says the online petition. [...]
Free expression: 0
The pseudo religion of the violently perpetually offended: 1
Over a scant, brief, (even if you don’t blink you may miss it) glimpse of a pendant inscribed with ‘allah’ in Arabic.
Sigh…another day, another whiny bitch muslim demanding that infidels bow to the bombastic, bloodlusty cult of islam. Al Arabiya:
An online petition launched on Tuesday by Muslims around the world demands that Katy Perry’s music video for “Dark Horse,” in which a ‘God’ pendant is seen being burned, be removed from Youtube.
At 1:15 into the video, a man is shown wearing two pendants, one of which says God in Arabic. Perry, who plays a queen-like figure in the video, zaps the man with lightening and he disintegrates into sand; his pendant disappearing with him.
Petitioners argue that the pop diva is meant to symbolize the opposition of God, making the video blasphemous.
The video, which has a cartoonish Ancient Egypt theme, features other nonsensical aspects such as cat-human hybrid as body guards with whom Perry pole dances with, a dog which walks on its hind legs, and Perry eating spicy junk food.
The petition, which has garnered 30,000 signatures so far, says that its support will show that, “that people from different walks of life, different religions and from different parts of the world, agree that the video promotes blasphemy, using the name of God in an irrelevant and distasteful manner would be considered inappropriate by any religion.”
Unik Salihu from Sweden said, “I as a Muslim, think this is a disgrace. Does she want to start a war against Muslims? This video is insulting to us and needs to be removed before something happens! (sic).” [...]
Whatever happens, we’re sure the Obama administration will be more than happy to blame another YouTube video and apologize to the Muslim world for our continued wanton disrespect and aggression towards their religion.
Will Obama denounce Katy for slandering Islam?
Will Obama send in his Sharia brownshirts to arrest Katy for her blasphemous video?
Will Obama protect fan gurl Katy Perry if things heat up?
If muslims go on the warpath and Americans lives are lost, will Obama blame Katy and her video?
FYI Shazad Iqbal, You Tube refused to pull the Innocence of Muslims video at the request of the Obama Regime so I doubt they will listen to a little piss ant like you.
Police officers stage a Shariah raid in Banda Aceh. (EPA Photo/Hotli Simanjuntak)
As per sharia law the gathering has been classified as a “sex party” since the attendees were unrelated males and females.
(Jarkata Globe) –Banda Aceh. Scores of young people vandalized a shariah police office and injured a religious police officer in the early hours of Tuesday morning after the Islamic authority broke up a gathering in Langsa, a religious official said.
â€œAround 1 a.m., one Wilayatul HisbahÂ [shariah police] team of 12 conducted an operation in the former Cafe Citra building on Jalan A Yani in Langsa because a â€˜drinking partyâ€™ was said to be going on,â€Â Ibrahim Latif, the head of the Langsa city shariah police told the Jakarta Globe.
â€œIt was also a â€˜sex partyâ€™ because men and women who were not related were mixing,â€ he added.
The shariah police arrested three men and one woman, their ages could not be confirmed, and detained them in handcuffs at the local police office. Several people then descended on the office in Langsa, vandalizing the interior, damaging two motorcycles and injuring a Wi-Ha officer.
The violence was the second incident this year against the shariah police in the area. On Aug. 25, dozens of shariah police members were mobbed by local youths while trying to disband a musical performance in Karang Anyar village in Langsa Baru subdistrict.
Ibrahim said that the attack would not discourage the shariah police from enforcing the religious law in Langsa.
â€œI am not afraid of enforcing the Islamic shariah, even though I will face resistance,â€ he said. â€œIt is this very resistance that is motivating me and the Wilayatul Hisbah members to continue to hold raids against violators, so that they know we are not afraid.â€
Aceh is the only part of predominantly Muslim Indonesia allowed to implement partial shariah law, granted as part of autonomy following the 2005 peace pact between the government and separatist rebels, which brought an end to 30 years of war.
Obama in Indonesia on Nov 10 2011 conveniently ignored the Aceh Islamic sharia law factor in this glowing praise of his boyhood home:
In the years since then, Indonesia has charted its own course through an extraordinary democratic transformation — from the rule of an iron fist to the rule of the people. In recent years, the world has watched with hope and admiration as Indonesians embraced the peaceful transfer of power and the direct election of leaders. And just as your democracy is symbolized by your elected President and legislature, your democracy is sustained and fortified by its checks and balances: a dynamic civil society; political parties and unions; a vibrant media and engaged citizens who have ensured that — in Indonesia — there will be no turning back from democracy.
But even as this land of my youth has changed in so many ways, those things that I learned to love about Indonesia — that spirit of tolerance that is written into your Constitution; …
…..and above all as democracies — the United States and Indonesia are bound together by shared interests and shared values.
Contrary to Mahroh Jahangiri’s whiny crybaby Facebook diatribe,that is exactly what she has done.
Otherwise why would she be offended at what is clearly a depiction of SEAL Team 6 capturing Osama bin Laden?
Especially since so called ‘moderate’ muslims vehemently insist that all Muslims aren’t radical jihadists and/or sympathizers. And that it is islamphoooooobicto even suggest such a thing.
But all hope is not lost! The independent Wash U newspaper; Student Life reported that “deeply disappointed and saddened” Washington University administrators have risen to the occasion by holding an “emergency [islamophile] meeting” yesterday. Thank goodness Wash U is a sharia zone! The Muslim Students Association also pitched in by hosting a Solidarity Forum “offering Washington Universityâ€™s administration a chance to apologize for its failure to respond immediately to a controversial Halloween photograph gone viral and students to suggest possible avenues for improvement”. How considerate! What a great bunch of Muslim Brotherhood collegiate ambassadors. Before they hit the academic scene, I honestly do not know how college campus’ got along without their special diplomatic skill sets.
H/T Blazing Cat Fur who adds that Mahroh Jahangiri is an intern at Homeland Security.
With any luck Obama’s industrious DHS deprogrammers will be able to reeducate the islamophobic muslima in short order.
Brandon Wenerd, a writer for BroBible, a website for “bro” culture, says nothing about the photo is offensive enough to cause such anger.
“These Bros are dressing up as a pretty significant event in 21st century American history: The moment the United States ‘got him’ — the terrorist behind an attack that murdered 2,977 innocent Americans,” Wenerd writes. “Some things are worth the outrage. I’m not quite sure this is.”
Be sure to stop by Washington University’s Facebook page and their Twitter profile and thank them for their steadfast dhimmitude. Life on our knees –it’s for the best.