Could the problem be that Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes the treatment of women in Muslim countries?

Ryan Lovelace of National Review reported.

Yale’s Buckley Program Under Fire for Inviting Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Campus

Yale’s Muslim Students Association has written a letter criticizing a decision made by Yale’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program to bring Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an activist for women’s rights in Islamic societies, to campus as part of the program’s speaker series. MSA’s letter, co-signed by 35 other campus groups and student organizations, says its concern is that Hirsi Ali “is being invited to speak as an authority on Islam despite the fact that she does not hold the credentials to do so.”

Hirsi Ali, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, fled an arranged marriage in her home country of Somalia and immigrated to the Netherlands in 1992, as recounted in her AEI bio. Once there, she served as a member of Dutch parliament and later made a film about the oppression of women in Islamic cultures—the director of the film was assassinated after it appeared on Dutch television. At AEI, Hirsi Ali has researched a number of issues related to women’s rights and religious freedoms in Islamic societies.

Yale MSA board member Abrar Omeish told the Yale Daily News that he condemns the Buckley Program’s decision because Omeish thinks Hirsi Ali’s past statements included hateful comments that were libelous and slanderous. Omeish met with Rich Lizardo, Buckley Program president, last week and reportedly asked for a second speaker to be featured after Hirsi Ali to refute her message.