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  • More Than 10,000 Academics and Scholars Sign 'The Philadelphia Statement' Against Cancel Culture

    09/13/2020 1:49:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEP 13, 2020 | RICK MORAN
    There is an organized and growing effort to push back against the cancel culture on college campuses. Thousands of conservative and libertarian scholars and academics are standing up and issuing a ringing endorsement of academic freedom. It’s called “The Philadelphia Statement on Civil Discourse and the Strengthening of Liberal Democracy” and has been signed by such luminaries as Robert George, Christina Hoff Sommers, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and more. The statement embodies concepts that all can embrace — at least, those whose minds haven’t been poisoned by the radical left. Tragically, we are losing these defining features of our democracy. Common...
  • 2019: The Beginning of the End for the Progressive Left’s Narrative On Gender

    01/08/2020 11:17:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | January 7, 2020 | The Activist Mommy
    Just when it seemed as though the transgender movement was reaching a fever-pitch and it was becoming impossible to stand up to the zealous mob of trans-enthusiasts, it appears some celebrities may have found the secret to shutting them down and evading the dreaded “cancel culture” imposed on anyone who dares speak truth or reason. Perhaps this culture battle is not all but lost after all. Back in December, famed author J.K. Rowling tweeted her support for Maya Forstater, a former tax expert who lost her job at think tank Center for Global Development for declaring that men and women...
  • Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

    07/16/2019 9:59:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2019 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    - I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it. - I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I used to hate them. It was 2006 and I was a young native of Somalia who’d been elected to the Dutch Parliament. The American Jewish Committee was giving me its Moral Courage Award. I felt honored and humbled, but a little dishonest if I didn’t own up to my anti-Semitic past. So I told them how I’d learned...
  • PA Senate Passes Bill to Make Female Genital Mutilation a Felony in Pennsylvania

    06/20/2019 1:25:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2019 | Ilona Schumicky
    On Wednesday, June 19, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 315, which would classify Female Genital Mutilation as a first-degree felony in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania House passed the legislation on April 9, and the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Thomas P. Murt, told CNSNews.com he is “very confident” that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign the legislation into law. ... Rep. Murt wrote, “This is a major victory for the women of Pennsylvania. I want to thank my colleagues in both the House and Senate for taking this strong and unified stand for the right to be safe from...
  • Alan Dershowitz: NBC’s Demonization of Bolton and Gatestone

    05/10/2018 6:02:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-9-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    When I was growing up, organizations that expressed any views at all similar to those expressed by Communist groups were called “Communist fronts.” Anyone who defended on the grounds of civil liberties the right of communists to express their hateful ideology was labeled a “commie-symp.” All decent people railed against this coerced, “politically correct” guilt-by-association, because it endangered freedom of speech, freedom of association, basic fairness and, especially, truth. Today a similar tactic of defamatory character assassination against people with whom one disagrees, particularly conservatives, is being employed by elements of the left, including some in the mainstream media. Consider...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center: From Klan Hunters to Multimillion-dollar Smear Machine

    04/30/2018 12:26:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Tablet ^ | April 26, 2018 | Liel Leibovitz
    By bizarrely going after Sam Harris, Majid Nawaaz, and others, the once venerable organization has abandoned its core mission, focusing instead on dirty partisan politics Shortly after the election of Donald Trump in November of 2016, a lot of people I knew wrote biggish checks to the Southern Poverty Law Center. They weren’t alone: According to tax filings, the group took in $136 million last year alone, bringing its total assets to a whopping half-a-billion dollars.This surge in the organization’s popularity makes sense: The SPLC, after all, is the group that had once, nearly four decades ago, protected Vietnamese shrimpers...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam

    01/16/2018 2:02:49 PM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    John Stossel YouTube Channel ^ | 16 January 18 | John Stossel
    There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America. The media cover it, but John Stossel says they shouldn't. It's a scam. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists Ayaan Hirsi Ali — who grew up Muslim in Somalia and suffered female genital mutilation — as an "anti-Muslim extremist." Just because she now speaks out against radical Islam. They also list the conservative Family Research Council as a "hate group." That listing led a man to go to...
  • Why Is the Southern Poverty Law Center Targeting Liberals?

    08/25/2017 12:24:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Since the violence in Charlottesville, when white supremacists left one young woman dead and 19 others injured, the Southern Poverty Law Center has hit the jackpot. They [are] set to receive millions of dollars in donations from some of the nation’s deepest of pockets. Apple pledged $1 million. JP Morgan Chase & Co.: half a million. George and Amal Clooney even got in on the action, promising to donate another $1 million. But is donating money to the S.P.L.C. the best way to combat this[racist] poison? I think not. If Tim Cook and Jamie Dimon had done their due diligence,...
  • Censored! McMaster Barred Scholar Ayaan Hirsi Ali from Giving Talk on Radical Islam at NSC

    08/05/2017 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Medium ^ | 8/5/2017 | Mike Cernovich
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was schedule to present a paper on radical Islamic terror at the National Security Counsel before being blocked by H.R. McMaster and his recently appointed Senior Director of Counter-Terrorism, Mustafa Javed Ali. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who was in town to present her work to the Senate, was also prohibited from visiting the President during her White House visit, where she was allowed to meet with select members of the NSC in an informal setting. ... McMaster has refused to call out radical Islamic terrorism in the past, and tried to stop President Donald Trump from visiting the...
  • New Ways of Responding to Extremist Islam

    04/10/2017 8:25:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | April 10, 2017 | Guile Meotti
    Ronald Reagan's major achievement in his long war against the Soviet Union: presenting communism as a joke -- exposing the lies of the Soviet regime, exposing the misery under which its people were living, and explaining why Western values were preferable to Communist ones. This is exactly what the West, Hirsi Ali explains, should be doing with radical Islam. Western civilization is a humanist vision in which Christianity integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western culture its distinctive character: freedom of speech and of the press, equal justice under law, the primacy of the individual, separation...
  • The Big Shut-Up

    04/09/2017 8:52:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Mark Steyn On-Line ^ | April 3, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Over the weekend, I swung by Judge Jeanine's show to talk about one of the most malign trends of our time: the ever more open refusal by one side to permit those on the other side to speak. As I always say, I don't care what side you pick on the great questions of the age - climate change, gay marriage, Islam, transgendered bathrooms, whatever - but, if you're on the side that says the other guy isn't entitled to a side, you're on the wrong side.
  • Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

    08/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/2015 | By Maxim Lott
    A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is “more brutal” than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men, attacked a leading advocate against female genital mutilation and even led a successful protest last year to stop former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from speaking to students.Deepa Kumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies at New Jersey's main public university, made news recently by tweeting: “Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.” But that tweet, sent in March but only brought to prominent...
  • General Petraeus vs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Will Islamic Supremacism Silence Free Speech?

    06/06/2016 4:00:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review | June 6, 2016 | Benjamin Weingarten
    <p>It is striking to compare the words of a leader of America’s foreign policy establishment with those of a Muslim Brotherhood member-turned apostate—who today lives with a fatwa on her head for her heresies—when it comes to free speech versus Islamic supremacism.</p>
  • VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Islam versus Western Civilization, Immigration Jihad, Free Speech

    06/03/2016 8:11:54 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 2016-06-03 | The New Criterion
    Interview starts at ~4:24.
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • American Fascists and delicate little snowflakes

    03/26/2016 3:44:05 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 26, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Fascists want to take away our freedom of speech. So do the delicate little snowflakes infesting our institutions of "higher learning." How much worse will it get over the next few years? Substantially worse, I fear.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeEPSjOBzRA In the above video, Bill Whittle recounts numerous Fascist attempts to shut down those with different ideas. I'll not repeat what he says. Instead, I'll point out a few other Fascist efforts. Islamist FascistsIn line with its "misconception" that Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance, the Obama administration has consistently courted the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate, the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • Maher to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why Do Liberals ‘Blame the Victim’ When It Comes to Islam?

    05/16/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 15th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and spent quite a lot talking about liberal reactions to it. Maher brought up how liberals have targeted Hirsi Ali and may have also had the Muhammad cartoon contest on the brain when he asked why so many liberals, who normally “hate blaming the victim,” do so when it comes to radical Islam. Hirsi Ali said she’s not sure why liberals do that
  • Islamic Faith and Western Civilization

    04/11/2015 6:41:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies
    C-Span ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the Islamic faith and Western civilization. She also spoke about her book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, as well as Islamic radicalism, combating ISIS*, the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
  • America’s Academies for Jihad

    04/02/2015 8:00:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Less than a year after I moved to the United States in 2006, I was asked to speak at the University of Pittsburgh. Among those who objected to my appearance was a local imam, Fouad El Bayly, of the Johnstown Islamic Center. "when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.” After a local newspaper reported Mr. Bayly’s comments, he was forced to resign from the Islamic Center. That was the last I would hear of him—or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when I learned recently that the man who threatened me with death for apostasy is...