Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Brandeis Speech

Here's what Ayaan Hirsi Ali planned to say at Brandeis University, had they not cowed to CAIR:

One year ago, the city and suburbs of Boston were still in mourning. Families who only weeks earlier had children and siblings to hug were left with only photographs and memories. Still others were hovering over bedsides, watching as young men, women, and children endured painful surgeries and permanent disfiguration. All because two brothers, radicalized by jihadist websites, decided to place homemade bombs in backpacks near the finish line of one of the most prominent events in American sports, the Boston Marathon.

All of you in the Class of 2014 will never forget that day and the days that followed. You will never forget when you heard the news, where you were, or what you were doing. And when you return here, 10, 15 or 25 years from now, you will be reminded of it. The bombs exploded just 10 miles from this campus.

I read an article recently that said many adults don't remember much from before the age of 8. That means some of your earliest childhood memories may well be of that September morning simply known as "9/11."

You deserve better memories than 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing.

Her very last comments in the speech (not included above) are the real kicker.

Read it all.

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

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Posted by: DMartyr at 06:09 AM

Comments

1 Oh, well done.

Posted by: Valerie at April 12, 2014 09:30 AM

2 Maybe the replacement speaker will be some marxoid from the Angry Wymynyst Studies department, banging on about how frightened "the patriarchy" is of "strong women".

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at April 12, 2014 12:42 PM

3 A **stunningly-powerful** and inspiring speech. This is the kind of speech that Abraham Lincoln would have given. Outstanding.

Posted by: Shadowman at April 12, 2014 09:48 PM

4 Ironically, I believe that this speech may be subject to the "Streisand effect" - in other words, it will become *more* powerful and well-known because of Brandeis' action to try to silence A.H.A.

In other words, their action may end up having precisely the *opposite* effect to that intended.
This speech has now been imbued with even *more* significance than it would have had otherwise.

Posted by: Shadowman at April 12, 2014 09:52 PM

5 Brandeis pretty much filled up on stupidity by denying this woman to speak. Any time you follow CAIR you deserve to be outed as a not very intelligent person or organization.

CAIR is a thug organization of a thug religion that needs to be exposed. Ms Ali speaks the truth and they can't stand it.

Posted by: PaterNovem at April 13, 2014 12:50 AM






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