Serious question, hopefully not inflammatory. Are some of the same people who nixed Ayaan Hirsi Ali as the graduation speaker at Brandeis University this year among those who are now speaking out on the 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram organization? Their plight has become a (warranted) worldwide effort to find and free them. There is even a Twitter hashtag used by Michelle Obama #bringbackourgirls.
The horror everyone sees in this abduction has long been reflected in the writing of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken voice for women and girls' basic rights globally, zeroing in specifically on the violence perpetrated on young girls.
The LA Times correctly asks regarding Ali, "Why shut her up?" The world needs more brave people like her.