Friday, December 19, 2014
Joe Biden To Ayaan Hirsi Ali: “Let me tell you one or two things about Islam.”
Author and speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an outspoken advocate for freedom, a champion of women's rights in Islam, and a perceptive critic of Islamism and Salafist Islam.
You might recall that she was supposed to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis University earlier this year but was 'disinvited' when Muslim Brotherhood fronts like CAIR and the Muslim Student's Association pressured the university to caving in, a fairly hypocritical decision in view of some of the other people they've awarded these degrees to.
In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner, she explained that many westerners have no clue what goes on in many Islamic countries, and why she thought the Left was so protective of Islamist extremists:
“They feel all religions are the same, and they’re not,” she observed. “I think if I adopt the position in good faith to multiculturalists and leftists, I would say [they take the position they do] because they see them [Muslims] as victims. They see them as victims of the white man and so they think: ‘Let’s protect them from the white man. Let’s protect them from capitalism.’… That is misguided at best and malicious at worst.”
“Wherever [Islamists] gain power, you see exactly what they do: The first thing they do is they chase women out of the public space, force them to cover up, beat them up, rape them, sell them into slavery,” Hirsi Ali said.
She also revealed an amusing encounter with the man who's just a heartbeat away from the White House, our current vice president Joe Biden: Hirsi Ali recalled meeting Vice President Joe Biden at a Washington event. He informed her that “ISIS had nothing to do with Islam.” When she disagreed with him, Biden actually responded: “Let me tell you one or two things about Islam.”
“I politely left the conversation at that,” Hirsi Ali said. “I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents.”
Our vice president has attempting to school someone on Islam who was raised a devout Muslim,lived in 3 Islamic countries,endured female genital mutilation when she was only 5, was a member of the female auxiliary of the Muslim Brotherhood and fled to the West to avoid a forced arranged marriage.
Anyone think she might know just a tiny bit more about Islam and radical Islam than Joe Biden?
This one's even funnier than his remark during the '08 vice presidential debates insisting that the U.S. had kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon.
This would be even funnier except for the fact that Joe Biden,who spent his life on the Senate foreign affairs committee actually thinks he's an authority on these matters...