Thursday, September 07, 2017

Must not mention reality at Edinburgh university

The victim in today’s example is an Edinburgh university law student, Robbie Travers. He is being accused of committing a “hate crime” by posting on social media, after the US Air Force dropped a “massive ordnance air bomb” on an Isis stronghold in Afghanistan last April: “Excellent news that the US administration and Trump ordered an accurate strike on an IS network of tunnels in Afghanistan. I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins.”

This provoked history student Esme Allman, the former black and ethnic minority convenor of the university’s students’ association, to file a complaint to the university, saying: “Not only do I believe this behaviour to be in breach of the student code of conduct, but his decision to target the BME Liberation Group at the University of Edinburgh, and how he has chosen to do so, puts minority students at risk and in a state of panic and fear while attending the University of Edinburgh.”

In another Facebook post, Mr Travers wrote: “I won’t give elements of Islam or Muslims who hold regressive beliefs a free pass for their assorted poisonous bigotries and regressive values because they face bigotry. If you have terrible, oppressive views that seek to attack the rights of others, expect to be called out for those views, regardless of being oppressed yourself… ”

Mr Travers has also aroused controversy for his comments on gender issues. In a Facebook post he wrote: “If I die from a stress-induced heart attack, you will all know it is from dealing with criminally moronic intersectional nonsense. Having a preference of what genitals your sexual partner has is now declared ‘transphobic’.”

Ms Allman, who describes herself as a feminist and “womanist”, says: “While I have not met him personally, given my matriculation at the University of Edinburgh, my membership of the Black and Minority Ethnic Liberation Group at the university, and how I identify personally, I take issue with this clear and persistent denigration and disparagement of protected characteristics and blatant Islamophobia.”

Mr Travers has given voice to views shared by countless millions of decent, rational people around the world. He is standing up against the bullying and intimidation, inversion of truth reason and victimhood, and brazen hijacking of language itself that characterise today’s totalitarian leftists. For this they are punishing him, thus demonstrating once again just what a menace they are.

And they are aided in this by the pusillanimity of those in authority. Edinburgh University says it is investigating the complaints of misconduct against Mr Travers. It should have dismissed them and instead be disciplining Ms Allman for harassment and her assault on the cardinal principle of a university: the unthreatened dissemination of ideas.



Anonymous said...

I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins.

Amen !

Bird of Paradise said...

They find out too late there are no 72 virgins in hell

Anonymous said...

Don't they ever think for a moment that these "72 virgins" might be hermaphrodite virgins, or hideously deformed virgins, or virgins of any number of kinds?

Anonymous said...

One is only allowed to voice an opinion if the leftist, feminist, islamophile, LBGT community agrees.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Liberals are absolutly pathetic all they do is Snivel,Snivel,Snivel,Whimper,Whimper,Whimper,Whine,Whine,Whine

Anonymous said...

Eternity is endless. Day 73 you're out of Virgins.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Anon 10:00 Becuase they all got married and are no longer virgins and the Virgin Mary was still with Joseph