Despite demands from Muslim students and their useful idiots on the Left that the professor be fired, or at least punished for making so-called “Islamophobic” and “anti-feminazi” remarks, Lincoln University has decided to stand by him, which not unexpectedly has caused anger from the usual suspects in higher education.
The Tab (h/t ) MWNews In response to the “offensive” tweets, Lincoln University defended Blackburn on the grounds of freedom of speech, emphasizing they “recognize individuals’ rights to hold different beliefs and views”, and that the ability to “speak freely and to explore ideas is fundamental to the idea of a university.”
Since 2012, English professor and noted poet Michael Blackburn has made politically incorrect statements, artistically mocking the liberal narrative on issues including “the patriarchy” and Islamic terrorism. Unsurprisingly, these witty remarks have captured the hair-trigger sensibilities of liberal activists, who would love nothing more than to get Blackburn fired for blaspheming protected minority groups.
One of the alleged “offensive” tweets by Michael Blackburn was:
Universities all over the West indulge this tyrannical mob outrage often by censuring, reprimanding, or even expelling or firing the offending party.
According to The Tab, England’s Lincoln University addressed the indignation over Blackburn’s politically incorrect and “Islamophobic” posts by reminding those calling for his reprimand that everyone has “rights to hold different beliefs and views,” even those with whom they disagree.
Blackburn is a poet and writer. He is a columnist for The Fortnightly Review, an online magazine and is a regular on Siren Radio’s Inspired On Air programme. He is also the English Admissions Tutor for Lincoln and manages social media for his department.
In another tweet, he said:
A University of Lincoln spokesperson said: “We cannot comment on complaints made against individual members of staff. As a University we have a commitment to equality and diversity, and we treat each other with dignity and respect.
They continued: “Upholding academic freedom and respecting the views of others are joint commitments shared by all members of the university and we have a clear Code of Practice on the Freedom of Speech, which is designed to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is secured for all staff, students and visiting speakers.”
An anti-feminazi tweet from way back in June of 2012, said:
Mollie, an English student at Lincoln, said: “I think the tweets are completely unacceptable, especially given his position as an influencer to younger generations.
“The university’s unwillingness to do anything about his attitude is hurtful because it almost normalises this behaviour, but I do understand that they are in a difficult position.”
Red White And Blue is a blog that brings the truth about Islam. There will be stories from around the world showing just how evil Islam is. Muslims have invaded Great Britain, they have invaded Europe and the governments have sat back and let this happen. Muslims are now the majority in England and the English people are now the minority. London alone is over 80% Muslim, followed by Leicester. Birmingham. Bradford. Dewsbury. Rochdale. Rotherham. Oldham and so on ........ Within 20 years from now the UK will be under Sharia Law. Our Children and Grandchildren growing up today, will have NO future what so ever. All freedoms will be gone. The government have brainwashed the public in to believing nothing is wrong with Islam, this a a lie. Wake UP before it is to late. Think of your Children if you love them.
View all posts by redwhiteandblueweb