Brandeis University has disinvited Somalia-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary doctorate and speak at the university's commencement exercises.
None of her great achievements, in her fight for human rights, women's rights and free speech, counted in her favor because she had expressed an opinion that some people found "offensive." Her offense was going after violent Muslims.
Brandeis caved after receiving petitions from 6,000 people demanding her cancellation. The "liberal" university explained its reverse by saying that the invitation did not conform to its "core" values. In other words, I guess one of its core values does not include free speech and the give and take of controversial ideas.
Here's an earlier post on more liberal fascism.
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