‘Mocking ISIS allegedly made Islamic and minority students feel ‘threatened’ and ‘unsafe,’
A 21 year old law student at Edinburgh University mocked ISIS on his Facebook page. Now his school is investigating him for potentially committing a hate crime.
This story serves as a good reminder that America is not the only country struggling with free speech on campus.
The Daily Mail reports:
Edinburgh University law student, 21, who mocked ISIS on Facebook is probed by college bosses over it being a HATE crime that ‘puts minority students at risk’
A law student is under investigation by his university after allegedly mocking ISIS on social media and ‘putting minority students at risk and in a state of panic’.
Robbie Travers is being probed by Edinburgh University amid claims he committed a ‘hate crime’, despite no criminal investigation by the police.
The 21-year-old third-year student wrote a Facebook post after the US Air Force bombed an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan in April.
However his comments sparked a complaint from fellow student Esme Allman, who accused him of ‘blatant Islamaphobia’.
Following the air attack in April Mr Traves wrote: ‘I’m glad we could bring these barbarians a step closer to collecting their 72 virgins’.
Ms Allman, a second-year history student, claimed Mr Travers ‘put minority students at risk and in a state of panic’ and breached the student code of conduct with his comments.
However, according to The Times he says his post came in retaliation to Ms Allman allegedly calling ‘black men trash’.
Mr Travers has previously caused controversy over inflammatory comments made on gender issues.
Mr Travers wrote on Facebook last night: ‘Afraid I’ve been a little more quiet as I have been accused of Islamophobia because I mocked ISIS, and I’m being investigated on such a ground by my University.
‘Mocking ISIS allegedly made Islamic and minority students feel ‘threatened’ and ‘unsafe,’ so goes the complainant’s ramblings.
So the accuser is using an old favorite standby of the left. Your words made me feel unsafe. Travers didn’t even make his comment about Muslims, he was talking specifically about a terrorist group, so what’s the problem?
Metro UK has more on the accuser:
Ms Allman calls herself ‘a self-proclaimed feminist’ on the university’s student union website and says: ‘I value inclusivity as well as building and preserving safe spaces for us.
‘Creating a truly intersectional campaign is incredibly important to me and my first job will be to work alongside the other liberation groups to ensure EUSA are fully representative of our views.
intersectionality was the topic of a Quick Take we published in July: Christina Hoff Sommers: Intersectionality Driving Campus Threat to Free Speech
Intersectionality is the source of the new preoccupation with microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and privilege-checking. It’s the reason more than 200 colleges and universities have set up Bias Response Teams. Students who overhear potentially “otherizing” comments or jokes are encouraged to make anonymous reports to their campus BRTs. A growing number of professors and administrators have built their careers around intersectionality. What is it exactly?
Intersectionality is a neo-Marxist doctrine that views racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and all forms of “oppression” as interconnected and mutually reinforcing. Together these “isms” form a complex arrangement of advantages and burdens. A white woman is disadvantaged by her gender but advantaged by her race.
The left has essentially created a new system for use in silencing their critics, advancing their agenda, and criminalizing dissent. It is a cancer in higher education and it’s growing.
UPDATE 10-14-2017 by WAJ: It appears that the identification of Ms. Allman by British newspapers may have been in error:
The Times has finally apologised to Esme Allman for publishing Robbie Travers' fantasy of having been reported by her for "mocking ISIS". pic.twitter.com/fFjBXEmnvt
— Julie Lenarz (@MsJulieLenarz) October 14, 2017
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