Friday, 25 September 2015

The new fascism in Student Unions

In an astounding attack on free speech the Students Union at Warwick University has banned ex-Muslim and secularist Marynam Namazie from speaking.

The statement issued by the brats that run the students union states:

This is because after researching both her and her organisation, a number of flags have been raised. We have a duty of care to conduct a risk assessment for each speaker who wishes to come to campus.

There a number of articles written both by the speaker and by others about the speaker that indicate that she is highly inflammatory, and could incite hatred on campus. This is in contravention of our external speaker policy:

The President (or equivalent) of the group organising any event is responsible for the activities that take place within their events. All speakers will be made aware of their responsibility to abide by the law, the University and the Union’s various policies, including that they:

  • must not incite hatred, violence or call for the breaking of the law
  • are not permitted to encourage, glorify or promote any acts of terrorism including individuals, groups or organisations that support such acts
  • must not spread hatred and intolerance in the community and thus aid in disrupting social and community harmony
  • must seek to avoid insulting other faiths or groups, within a framework of positive debate and challenge
  • are not permitted to raise or gather funds for any external organisation or cause without express permission of the trustees.
In addition to this, there are concerns that if we place conditions on her attendance (such as making it a member only event and having security in attendance, asking for a transcript of what she intends to say, recording the speech) she will refuse to abide by these terms as she did for Trinity College Dublin.

In effect this bans all debate on religion, unless you are an Islamist of course, can't prevent the religion of peace from spreading the word about throwing gays of tall mountains, treats women as men's property, killing apostates, those who insult the Prophet and those that dare leave the "perfection of Islam.

It's not just Islam(ists). On the PCS Union Face Book page one Christian took offence to the proposition there is no god and the left administrator subsequently took down the post which was about defending free speech against those who murdered the Charlie Hebdoe journalists.

The left are complicit in the new censorship along with  most of the liberal Guardianistas.

I fear for the future.

I do not believe. 

There is no god. It is my right to say so and to expose religion for the falsehood I believe it is.

So here's a little skit from Dave Allen which will probably upset some soppy po-faced lefty student type somewhere!

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