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Ryerson University Cancels Free Speech Event Due to Safety Concerns

Ryerson University Cancels Free Speech Event Due to Safety Concerns

“Social justice activists set up a Facebook page entitled “No Fascists in Our City!”

This is how the enemies of free speech win. Fear leads to silence.

The Daily Caller reported:

College Responds To Hosting Panel On Free Speech By Canceling It

Ryerson University canceled a panel Wednesday dedicated to discussing the silencing of free speech on college campuses, citing “campus safety.”

The Canadian school canceled “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses,” an Aug. 22 panel featuring three doctors and a pro-free speech journalist, citing a prioritization of “campus safety” over free speech “in light of recent events,” according to correspondence obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Social justice activists set up a Facebook page entitled “No Fascists in Our City!” to protest the event. The page’s header image depicted a swastika crossed out.

“Fascists are planning to meet on August 22nd at Ryerson University to discuss how to avoid what they call ‘SJW’ Culture,” the protest description reads. “Tickets are being sold for $20 and frankly it makes us virulently ill … Considering the rise of Nationalism here and abroad we need to show these people and their guests that we will not tolerate their backward nonsense in our city.”

Approximately 500 individuals signed up for the protest, with nearly 2,000 others stating that they were interested. Sarina Singh, a Ryerson graduate who was hosting the free speech event, received a call from Ryerson Wednesday morning informing her of the event’s cancellation.

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So their answer to not silencing free speech is to silence free speech. What a bunch of cowards.

we will not tolerate their backward nonsense in our city

I finally understand. Free speech is fascism to be eradicated through fascism. One day, and may that day never come these SJWs will find themselves living in the forward thinking progressive utopia of their dreams until that one day they realize their utopia is a fascist state.

It’s called Rye High for a reason. It’s always been stupidly activist. (Not coincidentally, it was for some time the most prestigious journalism school in Canada).

Is there any evidence the school received actual threats, or is the sole fig leaf for this the fact that lots of people liked a Facebook page?

In the old days we had people with courage who would stand up to these threats/thugs. In the old days we had a judicial system that would jail people who performed these acts. In the old days we had a media that covered these events and the reprehensible behavior of these thugs. See how becoming more aware of microaggressions and becoming a more gentle and understanding society has made everything so much better.

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