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Apr 9, 2014

U.S. university drops plan to honor critic of Islam

BOSTON, April 9 (Reuters) – Brandeis University has decided
not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women’s rights
activist who has branded Islam as violent and “a nihilistic cult
of death.”

The private university outside Boston said it had decided
not to bestow the honor on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch
parliamentarian who has been a staunch critic of Islam and its
treatment of women.

Apr 9, 2014
via FaithWorld

U.S. university drops plan to honor activist critical of Islam

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(Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch parliamentarian, gestures as she speaks at the European Parliament in Brussels February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir )

A private university outside Boston has decided not to award an honorary degree to a Somali-born women’s rights activist who has branded Islam as violent and “a nihilistic cult of death.”

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Apr 7, 2014

‘I am no longer a threat’: Whitey’ Bulger in prison letters

BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has a message for members of Boston’s criminal underworld: If you confess to a crime you committed, he’s not coming for you.

Bulger was known for killing criminal associates he suspected of talking to police while he ran Boston’s “Winter Hill” gang in the 1970s and ’80s.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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