Universities were at one time a bastion of Free Speech - Yet in the past few decades that is no longer true at many universities.
If you have Left Wing beliefs - Free Speech is protected - Right Wing including Anti Abortion - Pro Israel - Then you are silenced, funds are cut off for University Clubs, Denial of Free Speech - Billed for Security Costs by the University - When you are not the problem. That is a clear failure for the University to act upon violence or threats of violence committed by Students or person from off-campus - Any less than that is pure discrimination.
It is clear that speech is free as long as you toe the Party Line.
Carleton student association bans anti-abortion club
On Monday, Carleton Lifeline, an anti-abortion group, was told by CUSA, the Carleton University Student Association, that it was in violation of CUSA’s anti-discrimination policy.
The letter noted that Carleton Lifeline believes in the “equal rights of the unborn and firmly believes that abortion is a moral and legal wrong,” wrote Khaldoon Buhnaq of CUSA.
Therefore, because of CUSA’s commitment to choice, Carleton Lifeline can no longer promote activities on campus or even lobby in any way that would go against a pro-choice position.
“It is ironic that they support choice and do not see that they not having an abortion is a choice,” said Ruth Lobo, president of Carleton Lifeline.
The group’s lawyer, Albertos Polizogopoulos, said the CUSA decision “was appalling” as it violates the basic right to free speech. He and his clients are now considering possible legal action.
The CUSA letter does offer Carleton Lifeline a way out:
“We invite you to amend your constitution to create one that respects our anti-discrimination policy as laid out above. If you are able to resubmit a constitution that meets our criteria by Thursday, November 18th we will be able to certify your club for this semester.”
Point - So if the give up their personal / religious /moral beliefs then and only then will they receive funding.
http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/canadian-university-bans-israeli-apartheid-week/ (external - login to view)
Check the above link out and then ask - Is this Hate the Jew
Jewish Students Brace For Israeli Apartheid Week | Canada | Epoch Times (external - login to view)
Pure Hatred and Anti Semitism under the guise of Anti-Apartheid Week. Or as I call it - Hate the Jew
There are concerns that the tensions on some university campuses—where pro-Palestinian activists have already had run-ins with students who support Israel—could worsen during the week.
A near-riot in mid-February at Toronto’s York University necessitated police intervention to escort Jewish students to safety. An angry mob of about 100 pro-Palestinian activists began banging on the glass doors of York’s Jewish student club Hillel, shouting racial slurs at the students inside.
“I was called a dirty f---ing Jew,” says Daniel Ferman, president of Hillel at York and one of the besieged students.
Ferman says an “environment of intimidation” exists on campuses for Jewish students in general these days but especially during IAW, and that the event does nothing to foster “civil discourse and dialogue.”
“This type of anti-Israel sentiment leads only to threats, harassment and intimidation. The reality is that true academic freedoms can’t exist in this atmosphere. There’s no discussion or debate—it’s one side attempting to scare and bully the other.”
The Canadian Federation of Jewish Students (CFJS) says there has also been “alarming growth” on campuses across Canada of bullying and intimidation of students who show support for Israel.
CFJS held a press conference last Thursday in Toronto to call attention to what they call “a toxic and frightening atmosphere in which Jewish students fear for their safety.”
“Tensions have increased since the operations in Gaza,” says Ferman. “It’s rough on the student community as a whole
The crowd followed them. Banging on walls and floors, shouting profane, anti-Semitic slurs (I stress anti-Semitic, not "merely" anti-Israeli), they trapped the students inside the Hillel office. Campus security proved typically useless, and Toronto Police were summoned. Reportedly concerned with the possibility of violence, they escorted approximately 20 students out of the office to safety, through the smugly cheering, chanting crowd. While the police observed nothing warranting an arrest, they should be praised for taking moderate action appropriate to the situation. Indeed, the timely and professional conduct of the police might be the only bright spot in what is a very gloomy story.
Now I am not a fan of Volpe.
Universities ?hotbeds of anti-Israel activity?: MP
Canadian universities have become “hotbeds of anti-Israel activity” where Jewish students face intimidation, a Toronto MP told the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Joe Volpe — whose Toronto riding is home to the rabbi at the centre of a public row with York University — said “anti-Semitism cannot be tolerated, especially under the cloak of free speech.” The Liberal MP condemned the university, which has since requested a meeting with the rabbi, for what he called a “dreadful way to deal with those who oppose hatred.”
Last week, the National Post first reported that York University issued a letter to Rabbi Aaron Hoch, warning him he could face legal action if he continued to spread “defamatory” remarks about the school’s president and did not stop encouraging non-students to protest former British MP George Galloway’s speech on-campus.
Imagine that. A University warning of legal action for protesting George Galloway. That person should be removed from their position.