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"We must reclaim and retake feminism from our fellow idiotic women."

Said Ayaan Hirsi Ali."... I condemn whole-heartedly the trivial bullshit it is to go after a man who makes a scientific breakthrough and all that we as women — organized women — do is to fret about his shirt?"Was #shirtstorm organiz...

UC Berkeley Students Are Protesting Bill Maher’s Upcoming Commencement Speech, Claiming He’s a “Bigot and Racist”

It's the Ayaan Hirsi Ali controversy all over again...This time, comedian Bill Maher was invited to deliver the commencement address at University of California, Berkeley's winter graduation ceremony.

Why is the Sex Discrimination Commissioner silent about the burqa?

Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali puts the feminist case against the burqa: We have a religion (Islam) that dictates exactly what the…

Bill Maher Criticizes Yale Atheist Group for Not Supporting Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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

After All the Controversy, Here’s Video of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Speech at Yale

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

‘Hate Speech’: the Left’s Term for ‘Opposing Viewpoints’

Yale’s Muslim Students Association joins the quest to silence Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale: The speech they didn’t want you to hear

(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

Hirsi Ali heightens the contradictions

(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 powerlinefeedback@gmail.com if you know where one is), but this is what we have now. The

An Open Letter to the Yale Muslims and Humanists Who Opposed Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Speech

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

Ayaan Hirsi Ali At Yale

[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: […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali comes to Yale

(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

Further Shaming Themselves

[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 […]

Easy Rules for Free Speech on Campus

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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...

Allah and Ali at Yale

(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

Once Again, There’s Pressure to Cancel an Ayaan Hirsi Ali Event, but Yale’s Buckley Program Isn’t Budging

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 Buckley Program to Continue With Hirsi Ali Lecture Following Pressure to Withdraw Invite

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

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Israel's Creed Based on Life, Hamas' Based on Death

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

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Critic of Islam, Will Headline American Atheists’ 2015 Convention

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:

Brandeis University, Which Notoriously Excluded Ayaan Hirsi Ali From Speaking There Due to Her Allegedly Extremist, Intolerant Comments, Runs a Secret Listserv In Which Leftwing Israel-Haters Slur the Jews and Call Obama a "Chicago Schwartze"

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...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Questions Why America, the West Can Unite Against Apartheid But Not Sharia

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

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