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May 14, 2007

Tuft's 'Islamic Awareness Week': Frank Discussion Purposefully Excluded

Topics: Understanding Islam

David Thompson has up another example of censorship in the name of religious 'sensitivity':

"One has to wonder what kind of 'awareness' Islamic Awareness Week was intended to cultivate. Evidently, a free and frank discussion wasn't - and isn't - a welcome outcome. And one has to wonder exactly when students became so delicate and so allergic to dissent, even to matters of historical fact."
He's talking here about a panel of faculty and students not permiting "attitudes or opinions" that are deemed - tendentiously and with no regard for veracity - to constitute "harassment" and to create a "hostile environment," even when that "harassment" takes the form of factual statements which those complaining, including the University's Muslim Students Association, have yet to refute.
One therefore has to wonder what kind of "awareness" Islamic Awareness Week was intended to cultivate. Evidently, a free and frank discussion wasn't - and isn't - a welcome outcome.
More here ...

Posted by Richard at May 14, 2007 1:56 PM



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