Tripe from Mohammedan BS-brigades
Alawite Ruby Hamad whines: “western audiences across the political spectrum still won’t listen to Muslims like me…”
When I heard Ayaan Hirsi Ali was again doing a speaking tour of Australia, with requisite appearance on Q&A, my reaction was more eye-roll than outrage.–Eye rolling Mustard Ruby Hamad gets all worked up…. to protect Islam from scrutiny.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the death of free speech in Australia
Once upon a time, progressives sought to unshackle women from woolly-minded religious orthodoxies about how females out to dress and behave. Nowadays, a figure like Hirsi Ali is either ignored or denounced by a generation of feminists more interested in donning a hijab in faux solidarity with their sisters in the Middle East than talking honestly about their plight. Indeed, for throngs of self-anointed feminists, shielding the world’s second largest religion from criticism matters more than hearing the words of a woman who lives her life under constant threat for committing the medieval crime of apostasy.
Malcolm Turnbull’s ministry ought to be ashamed that a woman like Ayaan Hirsi Ali cannot speak in the country they purport to govern. And, if they want to do something to change that, they could start by speaking up for free speech. Will they? Will Turnbull? The men and women who run the western world – in Oz, in Britain, in Canada, in Europe – have made a bet that they can banish a few loudmouths like Ayaan Hirsi Ali to the fringes but that otherwise life will go on. No, it won’t. As I said of that Copenhagen eatery:
The restaurant that chickened out is called Fiat, in King’s New Square. It looks rather convivial from this photograph, with everyone quaffing their bubbly without a care in the world. They don’t seem to grasp that such civilized pleasures require civilization, and, ultimately, people willing to defend it.
‘Wrong’ kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali
By Rich Lowry
In the fashionable neologism designed to be a conversation-stopper, she is “an Islamophobe.” Brandeis University notoriously rescinded a planned honorary degree for her last year.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not just a heretic; she also is a believer. She has more confidence in Western civilization and its values than people who have never had to live outside it, or face down the enemies who want to destroy it.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (forced to) cancel tour in Australia
WHY SHOULD AUSTRALIA FRIGHTEN A HIRSI ALI?
My editorial from The Bolt Report – Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s decision to call of her tour here must surely be the last straw.
Why is having a debate here so dangerous?
DECLINE OF FREE SPEECH
You will be aware that well known critic of Islam and former Somali Muslim, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has at very short notice cancelled her speaking tour of Australia citing security concerns.
We should acknowledge the success of the Muslim groups and radical leftists in creating threats of violent protests, disruption and who knows what direct threats so that her tour is cancelled.
We should also congratulate those who opposed the reforms of 18C, particularly the Jewish groups ECAJ and AIJAC, as a very powerful signal has been sent that speech which some might find offensive is not ok in Australia. The fascists opposed to free speech have been further emboldened.
We do not claim opposition to 18C reform has directly caused cancellation of Hirsi Ali’s tour, but what it does do is create an environment in which free speech is severely compromised with various unintended consequences. You can expect to see more cancellations of public events which propose to discuss subjects some might find insulting or offensive. Australia is the poorer.
Below is my letter from today’s edition of The Australian newspaper.