MRU cancels speech by ex-Muslim-turned-atheist in light of New Zealand terror attack

Armin Navabi says Calgary school is over reacting and calls its decision disappointing

CBC News · Posted: Mar 21, 2019 6:49 AM MT | Last Updated: March 21

Armin Navabi speaks to members of the Secular Party of Australia. (Armin Navabi)

Excerpt from article:

An ex-Muslim who is now an atheist and secular activist says Mount Royal University is overreacting by canceling his talk that was planned on campus for Thursday.

Armin Navabi, who lives in British Columbia, was being brought in by the Atheist Society of Calgary to share his journey and discuss the reasons he doesn’t believe the Islamic faith can be reformed. 

But now he says he’s disappointed he won’t get a chance to engage in some passionate discussions with staff and students, including those who still practice Islam, because of MRU’s last-minute decision.

“What do they want? Do you want to have less conversation? Isn’t less conversation exactly what leads to people having extreme radical positions,” said Navabi, 

“I mean the less words exchanged between us, the more fists and bullets are going to exchange between people. Having more conversations is exactly what you need in the face of some tragedy like this.”

Arwen~ Hmmm..apparently universities are diverse , inclusive, respectful of all people and “where there is free exchange of ideas”?? Right. Except if one’s views run counter to the progressive narrative being pushed. They are cowards who kowtow to political correctness and special interest groups, and their hypocrisy is lost on them.

“In an email to the Atheists Society of Calgary, MRU says it cancelled Navabi’s talk because of concerns by some staff and students.

A statement to CBC News reads: “Universities are diverse and inclusive places where people should always feel respected and where there is free exchange of ideas. The tragic event that occurred in Christchurch less than a week ago has had a large impact on many members in our community. We made this decision in light of that impact and we would absolutely have the speaker come to our campus at another time.”

Quebec University de-platforms Harvard professor for his conservative views

Arwen~ Most universities are just hotbeds for promoting progressive socialist engineering and activism. Social justice wanker’s responses across the board are “cult-like” in nature.

De-platforming may be spreading to a Canadian campus near you.

According to an opinion piece published by Harvard professor 
Harvey Mansfield in the Wall Street Journal, Concordia’s Liberal Arts College revoked an offer for him to address their students after an alumni voiced their opposition to his conservative views.

Professor Mansfield describes in hisop-ed how he came to believe these allegations, as there was no mention of his views in his letter from Principal. 
Mark Russell:

What had taken place, I learned but not from him, was a faculty meeting prompted by a letter from 12 alumni that demanded a reversal of the committee’s invitation because my “scholarly and public corpus … heavily traffics in damaging and discredited philosophies of gender and culture.” Promoting “the primacy of masculinity,” apparently a reference to my book “Manliness,” attracted their ire. Though I was to speak on great books, not gender, this “trafficking”—as if in harmful drugs—disqualified me without any need to specify further. Such sloppy, inaccurate accusation was enough to move a covey of professors to flutter in alarm.

Mansfield’s book “Manliness” seeks to trace the philosophical development of the “gender neutral” view in society, including the political implications of this view on its understanding of masculinity.

Concordia, has a well-known reputation for having a left-wing student population.

 by Ali Taghva

2 days ago

Sri Lanka explosions: At least 189 killed in eight blasts, hundreds injured in Easter Sunday attacks

Excerpt from article:

“Ten days before Sunday’s bomb attacks, Sri Lanka’s police chief made a nationwide alert that suicide bombers planned to hit “prominent churches”, according to the warning seen by AFP.

Police chief Pujuth Jayasundara sent an intelligence warning to top officers on April 11 setting out the threat.

“A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” said the alert.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice in 2018 when it was linked to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues.”