In a rant on last night's Real Time, Bill Maher joked about the teen accused of desecration because of his blowjob-Jesus picture, expressed his frustration with the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics for joining the anti-Ayaan Hirsi...Show More Summary
Last week, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel and Nomad and a critic of Islam, spoke at Yale University. It didn't happen without conflict, though. More than 35 groups, including the Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics signed an open letter expressing their disappointment in the invitation. Show More Summary
Yale’s Muslim Students Association joins the quest to silence Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
(Scott Johnson) The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale has just posted the video of its entire September 15 program featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali. WFB program president Rich Lizardo tells the story of events that followed the WFB Program’s...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon have dug up the brief video clip below of Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at Yale on Monday. This is the clip of her speech that has been running on FOX News. I would like to post a video of her speech in its entirety (please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know where one is), but this is what we have now. The
Last night, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of Infidel and Nomad and a critic of Islam, spoke at Yale University. While the event itself went relatively smoothly, her presence wasn't without conflict. More than 35 groups -- including, to...Show More Summary
[guest post by Dana] In a followup to last night’s post, Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke before an audience of more than 300 people at Yale. Apparently there were no major interruptions during her speech. She presented her personal history and background of growing up in Somalia before addressing modern Islam and the need for reform: […]
(Scott Johnson) Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke to a full house at Yale last night under the auspices of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program. The Yale Daily News reports that she spoke “without significant interruption or disturbance.” The YDN...Show More Summary
[guest post by Dana] Last week, I posted about the timid little people of the left whose narrow-minded bigotry revealed itself in protests against an invitation extended to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak at Yale. Well, Hirsi Ali will be speaking at Yale tonight. In a collective outcry, narrow-minded bigots on campus are collectively whining […]
Another week, another ultimately meaningless free speech controversy on an American college campus. Should Ayaan Hirsi Ali be allowed to speak at Yale? If only there were some simple way of settling these nonstop arguments. Read mor...
(Scott Johnson) The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale is hosting Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak on campus today. Her appearance has provoked the Yale Muslim Students Association to issue a letter in protest with 35 co-signers (the letter is quoted in part here, here and here). Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Brandeis University announced that it would be awarding honorary degrees to five notable figures, including atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali for her advocacy of women's rights around the world: Hirsi Ali, in her bestselling...Show More Summary
Yale University's Muslim Student Association (MSA) along with other groups on campus signed a letter to the Buckley Foundation asking to dis-invite Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali born American political women's right activist who speaks out against radical Islam, from speaking on campus next week. Show More Summary
On Saturday’s “Huckabee” on the Fox News Channel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born activist that crusades against the brutalities of Islam, explained to host Mike Huckabee why stopping radical Islam is imperative, particularly to the United States and for the security Israel. Show More Summary
Fresh off her honorary degree rejection from Brandeis University, critic of Islam and author of Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali will be the keynote speaker at American Atheists' 2015 convention, the group officially announced yesterday:
First, let's step into the time machine and journey back to yesteryear, to times lost in the primordial mists. Let's journey all the way back to ten weeks ago. Following a discussion today between President Frederick Lawrence and Ayaan Hirsi...
On Friday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, Harvard Kennedy School fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali made an appearance to discuss the plight of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for her Christianity that recently gave birth in a Sudanese prison. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, Brandeis University announced that Ayaan Hirsi Ali would be the recipient of an honorary degree. Controversy followed the announcement, encompassing those who believed that Ali follows the steps of Louis Brandeis (the man who the University was named after), those who think she is not as conservative as she could be (depending [Read More...]
Reader responses to my column about this year's commencement follies ranged widely, as always. But there were nonetheless certain patterns. The most common one was this: indifference about Brandeis dumping Ayaan Hirsi Ali, irritation...Show More Summary
Those who object to the invitations of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Condoleezza Rice, Charles Murray and others to appear at American universities suffer from an acute case of historical dyslexia.