The shirt specifies that the wearer is against “pedophilia, rape, wife-beating, slavery, homophobia, misogyny, violence against women and children,” and more.
Is Cambridge University for those things? Or does Stephen Toope (I do hope his email address starts with “stoope”) believe that none of those things have anything to do with Islam? Unfortunately, all too many Muslim spokesmen will point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify just those things, as we have illustrated here many times.
So what did Jordan Peterson do wrong? And also, if I pose for a photo with a man wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, does that mean that I am suddenly a Red Sox fan?
And Cambridge is a prestigious university.
“Jordan Peterson: anti-PC scholar dropped by Cambridge over Islamophobia shirt,” by Rosemary Bennett, The Times, March 26 2019:
Cambridge University withdrew a visiting fellowship from the controversial psychology professor Jordan Peterson because he was pictured with a man in an anti-Islam T-shirt.
Stephen Toope, the vice-chancellor of Cambridge, said yesterday that the “casual endorsement by association” of the message was “antithetical” to the work of the Faculty of Divinity, which had made and then rescinded the offer of a two-month fellowship.
Professor Peterson posed with his arm round the man wearing an “I’m a proud Islamophobe” T-shirt last month. The faculty became aware of the photograph early last week, Professor Toope said. It coincided with Professor Peterson going public with the news of the fellowship, which he said on his YouTube channel he would be taking up in the autumn….
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
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