Leeds Uni bans Fitna

In the wake of Geert Wilders’ visit to the House of Lords today, the New Humanist blog has a scoop about Leeds University Students Union cancelling an Atheist Society event which was due to screen Fitna prior to a debate about the film.

With classically Orwellian reasoning, the SU decided five days before the event that the show must not go on because it contravened the university’s “freedom of expression” policy.

The Atheist Soc are in talks with the Union in an attempt to make them see reason.

Good luck with that.

7 Responses to “Leeds Uni bans Fitna

  1. IanC says:

    Good! This vile filth does not need to be shown in the UK.

  2. Monitor says:

    IanC, how do you suppose people are going to decide whether or not it is vile filth if they are not allowed to see it? Shall we all just take your word for it?

  3. Terri says:

    Completely missed the point about “free speech” then! And these are supposed to be intellegent people!
    More likely scared of getting their windows blown out by Islamic extremists methinks. Pathetic!

  4. marvin says:

    What utter, utter, f**king twats!

  5. Stuart H. says:

    I’m a Leeds Uni alumni, and even in my day the SU was run by the kind numpties who blocked anything resembling debate on contemporary issues. I also read elsewhere that when news broke of £3 Million cuts at the Uni this academic year and £5 Million next year, meaning about 700 job losses, the SU encouraged students to harrass lecturers against taking strike action.
    Guess the Atheist Society are going to learn the only real lesson of university, how to get by in an institution in theory there to encourage people to think but in reality run by folk who are scared shitless of anyone who actually does!

  6. Angela_K says:

    So it’s OK for the muzzies to scream kill the infidels and murder with bombs and aeroplanes but it’s not OK to show a film about it. How much further can our Universities dumb down and kow-tow to stone-age fairy tales?

  7. barriejohn says:

    Stuidents’ attitudes cerainly seem to have changed since the Sixties. Whatever is wrong with them?