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  ניסן 9, 5774 , 09/04/14

Submission: Brandeis does U-turn on Honoring anti-Islamist

Brandeis University said Tuesday that it would not award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner for women’s rights and a fierce critic of Islam, who has called the religion “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.”

“We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values,” the university said in a statement released eight days after it had announced that Hirsi Ali and four other people would be honored at its commencement on May 18.

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