Queen’s University Belfast Cancels Charlie Hebdo Event Citing Potential Attack Of Multiculturalism & Diversity

A university that hosted conferences throughout the Troubles has been accused of censorship after it cancelled a conference to discuss the fallout from the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Queen’s University Belfast yesterday pulled the plug on the event scheduled for early June, citing a “security risk” and concern over the institution’s reputation.

Now a journalist who was due to take part has suggested the university may have invented the threat out of concern that a speaker may cause offence.