‘If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I?’

This week, a crucial blow was struck for freedom of speech on British campuses. Maryam Namazie, Iranian-born secularist campaigner and spokesperson of Ex-Muslims of Britain, took on the campus censors and won, providing a bit of hope for students across the land trying desperately to debate, discuss and broaden their minds under the cosh of students’ union bureaucracy.

Namazie was due to give a talk at an event organised by the Warwick Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (WASH) on Monday. But, earlier this month, the student organisers received an email from Warwick SU informing them that their external-speaker application had been denied. ‘After researching both her and her organisation, a number of flags have been raised’, read the message. ‘There are 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 truth about Islam may not be pleasant. Too bad.

    Islamic theology preaches hate. Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers”.

    Islam is a cult. “Read Five Reasons Why Islam is a Cult”.

    How many heads need to roll before before “colleges” allow discussion of the most important subject in the history of humanity?

    What the hell are colleges for? Are they only safe zones for big strong Muslims who can’t stand the truth?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Academia has replaced patriotism as the last refuge of scoundrels.

  • Gary

    They know that you won’t strap on a bomb and go into the School to go Jihad.