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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Roots sequel...KEEPING THEM ON THE PLANTATION





             
  Nancy Pelosi ✔ @NancyPelosiFollow
Over 50% of food stamp recipients are people of color. The #GOPbudget takes food out of their mouths: http://goo.gl/kzQ4vH
4:04 PM - 22 Apr 2014



Nancy Pelosi ✔ @NancyPelosiFollow
Under the #GOPbudget, millionaires get a $200k tax cut and communities of color are stuck with the bill. http://goo.gl/M1ckOx
2:47 PM - 22 Apr 2014



This is the most perverse, insidious, form of racism. They can't get ahead without the government.  And that's right where Pelosi wants them.

On a tip from Ed Kilbane












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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"The Great Society"




A photo ID to vote…absurd






Pot vending machines in Colorado…no problem












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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mary Larry and Barry




 A guy let's call him George has a girlfriend. They have been dating now for about six months. George is beginning to suspect his girlfriend Mary is cheating on him. One day he can't take it anymore so he confronts her with his suspicions and she categorically denies it. He decides to take her at her word. Some time passes when George's best friend Larry comes over. He tells George that Mary has been cheating on him. George refuses to believe it. Larry whips out his iPhone and there in a video is Mary with another man walking hand-in-hand into a motel room. George is devastated and can't believe what he's seeing. That day he breaks off the relationship with Mary because she lied to him and he knows she ccold never be trusted.



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And Mary only lied once.

According to the NYT's he misspoke.
(Like... 36 times?)





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Paying income tax in America is Voluntary




On a tip from Ed Kilbane
Senior National Correspondent




This is really rich...

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What bullshit! 

I never seen anyone so obnoxiously stupid. Him and Biden should be brothers.

When he says “voluntary” I think he’s talking about paying HIS taxes. I wonder if he cold be trusted paying income tax since he has experienced some "confusion" when it comes to handling campaign funds?




If I was the interviewer I would asked him where Wesley Snipes recently spent 3 years of his life and why?





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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NYT's commemorating Marathon Bombing 1 year anniversary





First it was this.




And now it's this.

What better way to give solace and remembrance to the injured, and those families who lost loved one's, then this fine article from
 CAIR ... Al Jazeera? 




No it's the NYT's


Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation




The Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass. where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held while awaiting a November trial. 



 See if you can get past the first paragraph without a Kleenex.

Seriously, if you live in Boston I don't know how you put up with this crap! I'm pissed off and I don't even live there.

This article is nothing more than the left wing's view of reality. Right on par with the Hollywood release of "Non Stop".  

The plot:

The son of a 911 victim-bad.

But the one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.

You know-- just like real life.





Bottom line, this case will linger on for years. Even if he gets the death penalty he'll turn grey before he's executed ultimately costing the taxpayer millions. He deserved the same fate as his treacherous brother. To bad it didn't work out that way.



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He cannot mingle, speak or pray with other prisoners. His only visitors are his legal team, a mental health consultant and his immediate family, who apparently have seen him only rarely. 






He may write only one letter — three pages, double-sided — and place one telephone call each week, and only to his family. If he reads newspapers and magazines, they have been stripped of classified ads and letters to the editor, which the government deems potential vehicles for coded messages. He watches no television, listens to no radio. He ventures outside infrequently, and only to a single small open space. 


It has been nearly a year since police officers found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a suburban Boston backyard, hiding in a boat there, wounded by gunfire. Today he passes time in a secure federal medical facility, awaiting a November trial on charges that he helped plan and execute the Boston Marathon bombing a year ago on Tuesday, which killed three people and wounded at least 260, and a killing and kidnapping spree that forced an entire city into lockdown. 


Now it is his turn to be effectively walled off from the outside world, imprisoned under so-called special administrative measures approved by the United States attorney general. The restrictions are reserved for inmates considered to pose the greatest threat to others — even though, privately, federal officials say there is little of substance to suggest that Mr. Tsarnaev, 20, and his brother Tamerlan were anything but isolated, homegrown terrorists. A court order bars his legal advisers and family from disclosing anything he has told or written them. 


Court documents and a snippet of a phone conversation with his family, released before the measures were imposed, offer glimpses into his life. Last May, he told his parents in Dagestan that "everything is good," that he was eating meals of chicken and rice and that supporters had deposited about $1,000 in a bank account set up on his behalf. 


And he gets cards and letters: at least a thousand so far, many, his lawyers have written, from people urging him to convert to Christianity. But there are others as well, from admirers and backers who believe he is innocent. 


Crystel Clary, a single mother in Wisconsin who turns 35 on Tuesday, is one of them. She says she has written Mr. Tsarnaev 10 times beginning a month after the April 15 bombing, offering moral support and news tidbits about such things as Eminem's latest album and new movies. Prison authorities returned birthday and Valentine's Day cards, she said, stating that she is not approved to write to Mr. Tsarnaev. Ms. Clary said that the letters had not been returned, and that she had not received any replies from Mr. Tsarnaev. Her Twitter account nevertheless features photographs of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan, who was killed by the police during a manhunt for the two men. 


"You can tell he didn't do it," she said. "There is too much suspicious stuff going on in this case." 


In court documents, prosecutors appear to have amassed an arsenal of evidence from thousands of pages of documents and terabytes of digital information, including what they say is Mr. Tsarnaev's hospital-bed confession and a call for others to wage holy war against Americans. 


They are fodder for 30 criminal charges against him. Seventeen of them carry the death penalty. The federal court in Massachusetts, seldom accused of hurrying a case along, has given the two sides 19 months to prepare for a trial that the prosecution says could last three months. 


Mr. Tsarnaev's public-defender legal team — five lawyers, at least two investigators, a brace of paralegals and aides — has in turn called 19 months a "rocket schedule," far too little time for the scorched-earth defense it appears to be assembling. Members of the team have filed repeated demands for sweeping access to prosecutors' files and, according to prosecutors' bitter complaint, ignored court rules requiring them to hand over considerably less information than the prosecution is being asked to give. 


Defense lawyers have seized on even small incidents to cast the government as small-minded and vindictive, accusing prosecutors in court of twisting a joke by Mr. Tsarnaev about his confinement into evidence of his lack of remorse. 


And both sides have waged legal war over the terms of Mr. Tsarnaev's imprisonment, the special administrative measures that are both fairly standard for terrorist suspects and, the defense insists, unwarranted in Mr. Tsarnaev's case. Special measures were first devised in 1996, but toughened and commonly imposed on accused terrorists after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. 


Mr. Tsarnaev spends his days in the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., a men-only prison hospital that houses 1,042 inmates and 131 others at an adjacent minimum-security camp. The state of his health is unknown, although court documents hint that he has overcome at least the worst of injuries suffered during the manhunt that led to his capture last April. 


The location and terms of his confinement are set by United States marshals, and there is some leeway in the degree of isolation they impose: The administrative measures, for example, technically allow Mr. Tsarnaev to write one letter a month, but in practice he can send one a week. 


Beyond being segregated from other prisoners — for their security and his, the government has stated — Mr. Tsarnaev may well spend little time outside his cell, period. 


Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber" who sought to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in December 2001, was confined for 23 hours a day and given access to sunlight for an hour, according to Gerry Leone, a former United States assistant district attorney and terrorism coordinator in Massachusetts who oversaw his case. As with Mr. Tsarnaev, he said, any communications to or by Mr. Reid were seized and scrutinized for hidden messages. 


At their root, Mr. Leone said, the measures aim to prevent suspected terrorists from hatching more plots from their cells. 


"Part of the reasoning is the tradecraft of terrorists, in that they recruit others," he said. "They use many different forms of communications with others to try to compromise security." 


Prosecutors argue that Mr. Tsarnaev poses just such a threat: that he conspired to kill Americans, used Al Qaeda's bomb-making instructions as a blueprint, shows no remorse and could have still-unknown conspirators awaiting a coded call to action. 


Shortly after his capture, "Tsarnaev reaffirmed his commitment to jihad and expressed hope that his actions would inspire others to engage in violent jihad," the Justice Department stated in a court filing in August. 


Defense lawyers assert in court filings, however, that prosecutors have offered no evidence that Mr. Tsarnaev is part of a foreign jihad network. Rather, the defense's hiring of a mental health consultant may hint at an argument that he was mentally ill — and perhaps that he fell under the sway of his aggressive older brother, Tamerlan, a prospect they raised in court last month. Prosecutors asked the defense on Friday to disclose whether it plans to present evidence at the trial that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a mental ailment. 


The American Civil Liberties Union opposes aspects of special administrative measures, and its Massachusetts branch unsuccessfully asked the court to hear its arguments. "What brought us into the case was a concern about the right to counsel and the defense team's ability to do its constitutionally mandated job," Matthew R. Segal, the group's Massachusetts legal director, said in an interview. 


In the end, this may be what consumes Mr. Tsarnaev's days — legal minutiae. Members of Mr. Tsarnaev's legal team met with him on 80 of the first 162 days of his confinement, prosecutors said in a filing in October. 









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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How do you know when Stedman is lying?



When he gets that look of confused constipation.

Which is just about every time he opens his mouth
 


Holder says no 'racial component' in comments about Congress at Sharpton gathering

No racial component at a Sharpton gathering?
Sharpton's entire career is based on racism!

This is another one of those "You can keep your insurance period" moments.

What he said recently regarding the James Rosen wiretapping incident:

"That is not something that I've ever been involved in or heard of or would think would be a wise policy. In fact my view is quite the opposite."

Later we found out he actually signed off on it!


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Attorney General Eric Holder says he was referring to the lack of civility in Washington, not racial division when he highlighted his treatment at the House Judiciary Committee during a speech before Al Sharpton's National Action Network last week.


"I didn't say there was a racial component. I was very careful not to say that," Holder told The Huffington Post.


Speaking before the civil rights group, Holder strayed from his prepared remarks to comment on the relatively testy exchanges he had while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.


"I'm pleased to note the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms even in the face, even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity," He said before the NAN. "If you don't believe that, you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me. You look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee, has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?"


While there was much speculation that Holder was alluding to racial divisions, Holder told The Huffington Post his intent was to highlight the current lack of civility in the nation's capital.


"I think what we have seen is kind of a breakdown in civility in Washington, D.C., and that becomes important because I think it has substantive impact," Holder told the liberal publication. "We are celebrating the 50th anniversary passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If we had a Congress or an executive branch-legislative branch relationship in the way that we now have one, where there's this lack of civility, I wonder whether or not you could have forged the necessary compromises, things that involved personal relationships, in order to get such a landmark piece of legislation passed."


"And that's essentially what I was decrying, the fact that we can't somehow separate whatever our personal feelings are and focus on our functions as members of the executive branch or as legislators. I think that I've done a pretty good job in doing that, but it's frustrating at times," Holder said.


He added that — during one of his more heated exchanges with Texas Republican Rep. Louis Gohmert — he had not originally planned to mock the congressman at the end of his questioning but that Gohmert's "asparagus" remark has "sort of stuck" in his head.


"I'm still not quite sure I understand it," Holder told The Huffington Post.





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Mozilla appoints new CEO after gay marriage controversy











The open source advocacy group and creator of the Firefox browser, Mozilla, has appointed former marketing man Chris Beard as interim chief executive after a newly-promoted boss was forced to resign over his controversial donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign.


Brendan Eich was promoted to the top job from chief technology officer and had a long history with Mozilla dating back to before its formation from Netscape, having worked on the Navigator browser in the 90s and creating JavaScript in a marathon, ten-day programming session in 1995.


But controversy erupted over a $1,000 donation he made in 2008 to support California's Proposition 8, which opposed gay marriage. The donation was listed in a public database with Mozilla appearing next to Eich's name as his employer.


Despite a blog post by Eich in which he said he wanted to "express my sorrow at having caused pain" and promised an "active commitment to equality" at Mozilla, employees were unconvinced. Chris McAvoy, who leads Mozilla's Open Badges project, took to Twitter to call for the new chief executive to stand down and said that he had been "disapointed" by his promotion. The tweet was soon echoed by other Mozilla staff.


Independent developer Hampton Catlin also wrote a blog post announcing that the company founded by him and his husband would no longer support Mozilla: "As a gay couple who were unable to get married in California until recently, we morally cannot support a Foundation that would not only leave someone with hateful views in power, but will give them a promotion and put them in charge of the entire organization.


"By the very bones in our body, we cannot dare use our creativity, experience, knowledge, and passion to further the career of a man who has to this day not apologized for his support. I can't spend hours and days and years polishing, building, and upgrading applications that make him richer than he is."


In a blog post last night Mozilla's executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker said that the company had found itself in the midst of an "unexpected leadership transition" and that there was "no better person to lead us" than Chris Beard. She also added that he was a "strong candidate" for the permanent chief executive position.


"Chris has been a Mozillian longer than most. He's been actively involved with Mozilla since before we shipped Firefox 1.0, he's guided and directed many of our innovative projects, and his vision and sense of Mozilla is equal to anyone's. I have relied on his judgement and advice for nearly a decade," she said.


"We intend to use recent events as a catalyst to develop and expand Mozilla's leadership. Appointing Chris as our interim CEO is a first step in this process. Next steps include a long-term plan for the CEO role, adding board members who can help Mozilla succeed and continuing our efforts to actively support each Mozillian to reach his or her full potential as a leader."







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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Obama: Right to vote is under threat in U.S.


Barry:
"I want to be clear: (Like he was with Benghazi and the IRS scandals) I am not against reasonable attempts to secure the ballot. We understand that. There has to be rules in place," Obama said. "But I am against requiring an ID that millions of Americans don't have." 


Really? 
Why can't they get a photo ID... especially when it's free at their local DOT? Why is it they can't seem to find the wherewithal to get a free ID but have no problem getting to the voting booth? How do they go about their day to day business without one?  
I can't. Occasionally at my local supermarket, bank, Home Depot, etc they want to see my ID to make a purchase on my credit card. What happens if you don't have one?

"But I am against requiring an ID that millions of Americans don't have." 

He's also addressing the "Americans"  (millions of illegal Mexicans) who vote for Democrats. 



Voter fraud isn’t a problem?

Yeah.. voting just once is so...yesterday.





This would  benefit committed Democrats like Melowese Richardson who voted five times. She was sentenced to 5 years in prison, but the Democratic Party does not abandon its own. So she got probation instead.



Wonder if they took her voting rights away... or cloned her?



After the lie of the decade.
 "You can keep your insurance period. No matter what."       

Can you really believe a word this guy says anymore?


DID OBAMA STEAL THE 2012 ELECTION?
Overwhelming evidence shows vote fraud, abuse played major role in outcome






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Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press




Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:01 AM 


NEW YORK - In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities. 

"The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference. 

Obama waded into the acrid debate over voting access in an election year where control of the Senate, now in the hands of Democrats, is at stake, as is Obama's already limited ability to push his agenda through Congress. 

Republicans say the voting measures guard against voter fraud, but Democrats say they erode the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics. 

"Across the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, for people to vote," he said, relating anecdotes of voters turned away because they didn't have the right identification or because they needed a passport or birth certificate to register. 

"About 60 percent of Americans don't have a passport," he said. "Just because you can't have the money to travel abroad doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to vote here at home." 

Obama's speech to a crowd of about 1,600 in a New York hotel ballroom came a day after he marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, where he praised President Lyndon Johnson's understanding of presidential power and its use to create new opportunities for millions of Americans. 

The president pinned efforts to curb access to the ballot box directly on the GOP, declaring that the effort "has not been led by both parties. It's been led by the Republican Party." Mocking the Republicans, he said, "What kind of political platform is that? Why would you make that a part of your agenda, preventing people from voting?" 

Republicans have argued that the voter laws seek to safeguard the voting process and are not an attempt to limit Democratic turnout. 

A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a state whose voting laws are being challenged by the Obama administration, said the Supreme Court has ruled that voter identification laws are constitutional. 

"Protecting the integrity of the voting process is something that benefits everyone, partisan politics do not," the spokeswoman, Megan Mitchell, said. 

For Democrats this year, no political issue stands out more prominently than their ability to motivate voters to turn out at the polls in November.

But traditionally weak midterm turnout by Democrats coupled with efforts in some states to limit early voting and to enact voter identification requirements have prompted the president and his party to raise alarms and step up their get-out-the-vote efforts. 

"I want to be clear: I am not against reasonable attempts to secure the ballot. We understand that. There has to be rules in place," Obama said. "But I am against requiring an ID that millions of Americans don't have." 

Just last year, seven states passed voter restrictions, ranging from reductions in early voting periods to identification requirements, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

North Carolina alone adopted a photo ID requirement, eliminated registrations on election day, and reduced the number of early voting days. 

The North Carolina steps, which take effect in the 2016 election, came after the Supreme Court in June threw out the crucial section of the Voting Rights Act that required that all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting, mainly in the South, get federal approval before changing their election laws. 







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Thursday, April 10, 2014

If this bastard is a reverend I'm Saint Peter




I was not a rat! Al Sharpton defends recording mob bosses as 'what was right'



I'm sure Al is elated this video surfaced.


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I like the hat he's wearing. He missed his calling. Should have been a pimp.




Now he has his own TV show "Politics Nation".  This video confirms what I knew all along. Sharpton has absolutely no credibility! MSNBC has even less for giving this scumbag the show. Wasn't Olbermann suspended and eventually let go for breaking company rules over campaign contributions. Doesn't that pale in comparison to what Sharpton has done?

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The Rev. Al Sharpton said today that a report that he spied on New York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news, adding that he never considered himself an informant.

'In my own mind I was not an informant,' Sharpton said. 'I was cooperating with an investigation.'

Sharpton called a news conference at his Harlem headquarters to talk about a story The Smoking Gun website posted on Monday claiming he had recorded conversations with mobsters.



Defiant:
 He said he was simply cooperating with an investigation and was not an informant.




Bo Dietl had a slightly different account



Ex NYPD Cop: We Used to Call Sharpton ‘The Fat Rat’

'When he says he didn't know he was an informant that's a lot of baloney. Al Sharpton knew what he was doing'


April 8, 2014 11:04 pm

Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl told Sean Hannity Al Sharpton’s contention that he did not know he was an FBI informant in the 1980s is “a lot of baloney.”

Sharpton fiercely maintained in a press conference earlier today that he was not a “rat” following revelations Sharpton attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover FBI agent.

Dietl, speaking Tuesday evening on Fox News, revealed the NYPD had a special nickname for Sharpton after the current MSNBC host became an informant:

BO DIETL: There was a lot of involvement with the music industry at that time that Al was involved in. And then all of the sudden we used to pass through East Harlem, and everyone knew it. We used to call him the fat rat.

SEAN HANNITY: What do you make of that video with cocaine?

DIETL: The video stands for itself right there. He was talking about buying kilos of coke with an undercover. So who is he representing?

HANNITY: Do you think that resulted in him becoming — he was flipped as a result of that because they threatened to indict him?

DIETL: The majority of the times when we develop informants is when you get them on a felony case and then you flip them and they become an informant. When he says he didn’t know he was an informant that’s a lot of baloney. Al Sharpton knew what he was doing, he was cooperating with the FBI.


So who do you think is lying?


Vincent 'Chin' Gigante (C) was a Genovese crime family boss who pretended to be mentally ill in order to escape responsibility for his crimes -- but Sharpton helped foil his plot when he taped other mob figures discussing the ruse.



Wonder what the Gambino and Genovese family are thinking right now?









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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brandeis to Ali...Check your freedom of expression at the door




Lib's where are you.. ya know...war on women?

I forgot it's a one way street.

Brandeis Not To Honor Muslim Women for Being Critical of Islam



PC or fear? I suspect a combination of both.

This is similar to the treatment the CEO of Mozilla received having to resign because he believes in traditional marriage. You would have thought he slapped Rosa Parks. BTW…if this woman was speaking out against Christianity she would have been the keynote speaker.


What she said about Islam could not have been said any better. She has first hand experience.

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By Stephen Adkins, UniversityHerald Reporter 



Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts, has decided not to grant an honorary degree to a Muslim woman and a supporter of women's rights at its May 18 commencement ceremony for making critical comments on Islam.

Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006 and is a public figure. The university said that it admired and recognized her work to defend the rights of women and girls worldwide. However, Ali's earlier statements conflicting with Brandeis University's core values could not be ignored, said university officials in a statement, Tuesday.

The officials said that they were not aware of Ali's past statements.

Speaking about the religion in a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine, Ali said, "Once it's defeated (Islam), it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace now. They're not interested in peace. I think that we are at war with Islam. And there's no middle ground in wars."

(Someday in a very painful way we'll all learn this.)

Ali, brought up in a conservative Muslim family, survived a civil war, genital mutilation and physical abuse. 

In a separate letter, more than 85 of 350 faculty members requested Brandeis to remove Ali's name from the list of honorary degree recipients. Meanwhile, students created an online petition Monday, seeking her removal from the list too and have gathered thousands of signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

"This is a real slap in the face to Muslim students," said senior Sarah Fahmy, a member of the Muslim Student Association who created the petition. "But it's not just the Muslim community that is upset but students and faculty of all religious beliefs. A university that prides itself on social justice and equality should not hold up someone who is an outright Islamophobic."

In a letter to Brandeis President Frederick M. Lawrence, Council on American-Islamic Relations' National Executive Director Nihad Awad said that presenting an award to an advocate of religious discrimination like Ali is similar to encouraging work of "white supremacists and anti-Semites."
...REALLY?

"Granting her an honorary degree is unworthy of the American tradition of civil liberty and religious freedom represented by Justice Louis Brandeis and the great university that carries his name," Awad said in the letter, PR Newswire reports.

Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, declined to sign the faculty letter. He said that it would have been fantastic for the university to honor a strong believer in human freedom and women's rights.









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