The Irish News, a daily newspaper, published a piece in this space yesterday which claimed that some students had been sent to a “safe space” at a university in the US for allegedly being racist and homophobic.
The article has since been removed from The Irish Mail, but you can read the full version here.
“It’s an important reminder that the UK does not live in a post-truth era, it does not have a multicultural society and does not promote tolerance of others’ differences,” it says.
“It’s also worth mentioning that some of these students who have gone to these places, who are not Muslim, may not be the right people to be teaching them how to deal with the complexities of being a Muslim student in the modern world.””
It may also be worth noting that many of these courses are not free. “
It’s also worth mentioning that some of these students who have gone to these places, who are not Muslim, may not be the right people to be teaching them how to deal with the complexities of being a Muslim student in the modern world.”
It may also be worth noting that many of these courses are not free.
Some courses are offered for a fee.
Some are run by Christian and Muslim organisations.
Many are run for financial reasons, not for learning or for a place in a world where they are expected to conform to cultural norms.
“It goes on to say that “many of these schools are in the process of being privatised, so they are going to be losing some of their funding as they become more and more privatised.
“The article, which is a very strong argument for why it is not okay for people to teach in a school that they find offensive, is accompanied by an image of a student with a cross on her chest, and a message on the bottom that says: “If you feel uncomfortable or angry about this, we will make it up.
We don’t want to get in your way.”
The piece also states that “some of these teachers, like those at the University of Brighton, have been criticised for being overly sensitive and intolerant of others”, and that “people with different views may find that it is important to teach with others of similar viewpoints, or even learn from people who share their beliefs”.
It also makes the assertion that “a significant minority of Muslims are racist”, and “anti-Semitic”.
The article then goes on:”In the past, the British Government and the Catholic Church have tried to stamp out anti-Semitism by banning or restricting Jewish people from attending schools and colleges.
But it seems that the problem with banning or limiting Muslim people from schools and universities is not just that they may be seen as being too conservative, it is that they are also seen as too progressive.
“This is because they see themselves as a champion of equality and diversity, and the Muslim faith as a way to make sure that others can have the freedom to learn and express themselves.”
The piece goes on, with a list of reasons why this is problematic, including the “inherent racism” of Islam, the fact “that some Muslims are more likely to be violent and aggressive than others, and that many Muslim women are raped”.
I am going to let the rest of this article speak for itself, but it seems to be the most basic, but effective argument in favour of the right to free speech. “
In a country where we can afford to buy houses and schools, the only thing that is needed is for the country to open its doors to those who are able to do so.”
I am going to let the rest of this article speak for itself, but it seems to be the most basic, but effective argument in favour of the right to free speech.
“I think the biggest danger of the anti-racist movement is the fact we have become too politically correct,” I wrote.
“Anti-racism means you must not be racist if you are not a racist, but anti-racists are not racist if they are not anti-sexist.
Anti-sexism is about equality, but not racism.
In short, anti-racism is not about the right of people to hold different opinions, and it’s not about free speech.”