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.”