Women's rights

University’s decision to rescind degree to critic of Islam not going over well

Daily Caller 14 April 2014
By Robby Soave

The decision made by Brandeis University to cancel the conferral of an honorary degree on Ayaan Hrsi Ali, a fierce critic of radical Islam, has drawn the ire of free speech enthusiasts

 

Video: Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.

Los Angeles Times 14 April 2014
By Robin Abcarian

This year, we have the unfortunate example of a university choosing not stand for freedom of expression, critical thinking and robust debate and instead folding under pressure. Good going, Brandeis University. You’re setting a terrific example.

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. the Campus Thought Police

The Daily Beast 14 April 2014
By James Kirchick

Why is Brandeis University giving in to the growing hordes who believe they have a right to not be offended? It is difficult to conceive of a braver woman alive today than Ayaan

 

Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

The Daily Beast 14 April 2014
By Scott Bixby

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections. In a bid to please the nation’s Shi’a Muslim

 

Tunisian Brides Have Hymens Surgically Restored

Al Arabiya 14 April 2014

It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynecologist Faouzi Hajri - desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their

 

Canadian College Student Anisa Rawhani Dons Hijab to Learn about Islamophobia, Finds That People Are Nicer to Her

Answering Muslims 14 April 2014

Western nations are far more tolerant than Muslim nations, which is why it's so odd to hear Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA constantly complain about bigotry and Islamophobia in America

 

Canadian Blogger Dons Hijab - Finds People Nicer to Her

Daily Mail 14 April 2014

A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman's head and chest

 

UN criticises Brunei over tough new Islamic law

Expatica 14 April 2014

The UN human rights office on Friday criticised Brunei's planned introduction of the death penalty for a raft of new offences, as part of a shift to harsh Islamic punishments in

 

Islam in Puerto Rico

ABNA 14 April 2014

The first Muslims are said to have arrived in Puerto Rico around the mid-20th century from Palestine as a result of the declaration of Israel. Their population rose from none in 1940 to

 

Nigeria: Muslim child bride, forced into marriage, poisons husband

Jihad Watch 14 April 2014>br>By Robert Spencer

There is no justification for murder. Wasila Umaru’s desperation, however, points up child marriage as the serious human rights abuse that it is.

 

Brandeis was wrong to cancel Ali’s honor

San Diego Jewish World 14 April 2014
By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel

CHULA VISTA, California — One of the most important feminists fighting for women’s rights in the Islamic world is a woman named Ayaan Hirsi Ali. This remarkable woman was born in

 
 

Germany: Criminal Muslims given shorter sentences due to "culture"

Islamist Watch 14 April 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

Apparently, Muslims cannot help it as much as non-Muslims can, if they rape or kill — and so they must be given more lenient sentences than non-Muslims receive. In effect, the German

 

Brandeis Flap Marks Another Win for Islamist Intimidation

Family Security Matters 14 April 2014
By Steve Emerson

We're only 10 days into April, but 2014 already is shaping up to be a banner year for those who consider any criticism of Islam, radical or otherwise, to be something unfit for public consideration

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brandeis’ Double Standards

Frontpage Mag 14 April 2014
By Arnold Ahlert

In a pusillanimous capitulation to the jackboot enforcers of political correctness, Brandeis University President Fred Lawrence announced Tuesday that an honorary degree to be

 

Video: CAIR Reacts to Brandeis’ Plan to Honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Frontpage Mag 14 April 2014

Brandeis University recently announced that it would be honoring women’s rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), however, despises Ali for her truth-telling about Sharia and Jihad.

 

Pakistani Immigrant Mohammed Ansar Jailed For Sex Attack

Kafir Crusaders 14 April 2014

Pakistani immigrant Mohammed Ansar has been jailed for a sex attack on a lone female in Keighley, West Yorkshire. Even a pregnant wife and a young child wasn’t enough to stop

 

Too many still fear offending Islam

Toronto Sun 11 April 2014
By Michael Coren

A couple of years ago I received an accusatory e-mail from someone named Ibrahim Hooper, one of the main media faces of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic

 

Mainstream U.S. Muslim Jurists Association Sanctions Female Genital Mutilation

Andrew Bostom Blog 11 April 2014
By Andrew Bostom

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America’s (AMJA’s) mission statement maintains the organization was founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America

 

Iraq poised to legalize marriage for girls as young as 9

The Washington Post 11 April 2014
By Terrence McCoy

Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains. Upon their fathers’ orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to

 
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