‘It was alleged that you made offensive comments about Islam’

Student ‘forced to leave’ university after saying extremist Islamic groups kill LGBTI people

“…Dr Browning said: ‘It was a conversation you had with a couple of other students that you weren’t originally part of. You joined it. The topic of one student being engaged to a Muslim came up, and it was alleged that you made offensive comments about Islam to that student.’

‘The topic of one student being engaged to a Muslim came up. It was alleged that you made offensive comments about Islam to that student.’

In the recording, MacDonald can be heard explaining: ‘I said that I was bothered that I could be killed in ten Muslim countries. I’m bisexual. So they’d definitely do that in the ten countries where I would be — you know.’

He continued to clarify that the comments were not targeted at the fellow student’s fiance, but ‘about the religious practices in those countries.’

Later on in the meeting, he asked Dr Browning what would happen to him if his comments were deemed inappropriate again in future.

She stated: ‘We’d put it either before the behavior intervention team or the student conduct board. And we’d ask them to make a recommendation.’

Dr Browning then went on to clarify they would either refer him for counseling. Or they would recommend that he be academically dismissed.


I have an issue with the article’s headline. It is incorrect, the original is; Student ‘forced to leave’ university after saying extremist Islamic groups kill LGBTI people.

1. He was not “forced to leave” he was only made to feel uncomfortable which prompted him to switch schools.

2. The headline implies only “extremist Islamic groups” kill gays. In fact as the article itself states Death for being homosexual is the law in 10 Muslim states. The murder of Gays is sanctioned by Islam, not some imaginary “extremist” Islam.

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