All Videos Tagged University (Think Atheist) - Think Atheist 2015-04-26T13:40:33Z http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=University&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. Brandeis University tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2015-01-25:1982180:Video:1513488 2015-01-25T00:05:22.091Z The Fantastic Skeptic http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/TheFantasticSkeptic <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/ayaan-hirsi-ali-vs-brandeis-university"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/aNMwhWs07nHXZX6oWxwAcply5zkO47HyiPCtXs2JkUlF7JE0X0nYfOnD3kMlDYwqWV5sZrPE7qhhKPAbuZD-KjoIUAvQd0JV/1105537753.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Video response to the controversy surrounding Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brandeis University reversing their decision to give her an honorary degree.<br></br> <br></br> This video is for educational/commentary purposes and the use of the clips/images within it fall under the FAIR USE clause under section 107 of copyright law. This video DOES NOT violate copyright, as it provides… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/ayaan-hirsi-ali-vs-brandeis-university"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/aNMwhWs07nHXZX6oWxwAcply5zkO47HyiPCtXs2JkUlF7JE0X0nYfOnD3kMlDYwqWV5sZrPE7qhhKPAbuZD-KjoIUAvQd0JV/1105537753.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Video response to the controversy surrounding Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brandeis University reversing their decision to give her an honorary degree.<br /> <br /> This video is for educational/commentary purposes and the use of the clips/images within it fall under the FAIR USE clause under section 107 of copyright law. This video DOES NOT violate copyright, as it provides criticism and commentary for educational/critical commentary purposes and is transformative in nature as well as noncommercial. Anyone is free to download and mirror this video for educational purposes only.<br /> <a href="http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107">http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107</a><br /> <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107">http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107</a><br /> <br /> So Brandeis University decided to reverse their decision to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree. This was no doubt because of the actions of some folks/organizations getting upset because she’s critical of certain aspects of religion, specifically Islam. What’s worse about all of this is that did Brandeis even know who they were giving this degree to? Did they even bother to research her work and activism AHEAD of time before they made their announcement? This is why the university’s decision was nothing more than ridiculous, to say the least, and many people especially in the atheist community and elsewhere (even Muslims who oppose extreme actions) should be upset over their cave in to the demands of the easily upset folks who don’t want their ideas scrutinized by someone brave like Hirsi Ali.<br /> <br /> References/Sources:<br /> Statement from Brandeis University<br /> <a href="http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2014/april/commencementupdate.html">http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2014/april/commencementupdate.html</a><br /> New York Times – “Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam”<br /> <a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/brandeis-cancels-plan-to-give-honorary-degree-to-ayaan-hirsi-ali-a-critic-of-islam.html?referrer">http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/brandeis-cancels-plan-to-give-honorary-degree-to-ayaan-hirsi-ali-a-critic-of-islam.html?referrer</a><br /> “Protest Brandeis University’s withdrawal of honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali”<br /> <a href="http://ffrf.org/news/action/item/20339-protest-brandeis-universitys-withdrawal-of-honorary-degree-to-ayaan-hirsi-ali">http://ffrf.org/news/action/item/20339-protest-brandeis-universitys-withdrawal-of-honorary-degree-to-ayaan-hirsi-ali</a><br /> Dave Silverman – “Open Letter to Fred Lawrence, Brandeis University President”<br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave-silverman/open-letter-to-fred-lawrence-brandeis-university-president/730873826933098">https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave-silverman/open-letter-to-fred-lawrence-brandeis-university-president/730873826933098</a><br /> Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ‘They Simply Wanted Me to be Silenced’<br /> <a href="http://time.com/56111/ayaan-hirsi-ali-they-simply-wanted-me-to-be-silenced/">http://time.com/56111/ayaan-hirsi-ali-they-simply-wanted-me-to-be-silenced/</a><br /> Wall Street Journal - “Here’s What I Would Have Said at Brandeis”<br /> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906?mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906.html">http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906?mg=reno64-wsj&amp;url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304512504579493410287663906.html</a><br /> <br /> Tags: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Hirsi Ali, Brandeis University, Brandeis, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Brandeis University, religion, criticism of religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Bible, Qur’an, God, Allah, honorary degree, atheism, atheist, atheists, university, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, free speech, freedom of speech, silenced, censorship, The Fantastic Skeptic Bill Maher Knocks Liberty University: It Cheapens My Degree From a Real School tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2012-06-20:1982180:Video:1143537 2012-06-20T06:23:31.071Z Rob Klaers http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/RobKlaers <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/bill-maher-knocks-liberty-university-it-cheapens-my-degree-from-a"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/6S2OOYCIlx0MCLtaShyRki5QSODSo0Qyk94CjJmlY4o8fODXe2bc3CHf4L3bsyy6om0cdtw40zrhcZn81z9WV8YzVw--gVj5/849861686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Full Episode: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/c23yxx4">http://tinyurl.com/c23yxx4</a> After Mitt Romney went pandering to the right-wing during his commencement address at Liberty University earlier… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/bill-maher-knocks-liberty-university-it-cheapens-my-degree-from-a"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/6S2OOYCIlx0MCLtaShyRki5QSODSo0Qyk94CjJmlY4o8fODXe2bc3CHf4L3bsyy6om0cdtw40zrhcZn81z9WV8YzVw--gVj5/849861686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Full Episode: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/c23yxx4">http://tinyurl.com/c23yxx4</a> After Mitt Romney went pandering to the right-wing during his commencement address at Liberty University earlier thi... 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Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2010-10-11:1982180:Video:384192 2010-10-11T02:40:28.403Z Monica McGee (Monicks) http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Monicks <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/lawrence-krauss-life-the"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/uI9CzELGNmGu5GkmuA-ZZ5r6sKKy6SazQSCbh3WLMiyZqkxKwotf9YNmTr28wMgrCASkedxoSfs1n6OZRRmRp7gOFILLEsYH/767662627.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Lawrence Krauss is a professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University. 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