UCU joint general-secretary Paul Mackney said: "Members may be sucked into an anti-Muslim McCarthyism which has serious consequences for civil liberties by blurring the boundaries of what is illegal and what is possibly undesirable." Fellow joint general-secretary Sally Hunt said discussion of ideas was the key to understanding.
"The last thing we need is people too frightened to discuss an issue because they fear some quasi secret service will 'turn them in'," she said.
The islamists have been 'discussing ideas' for about eighty years, and in the late 20th Century, they started acting on them. The idea that they might be 'too frightened to discuss an issue' is surreal in a Britain where no major newspaper would print the Mohammed cartoons. Who is afraid here? Us or them?
And what is it with fiftyish Britons and 'McCarthyism'? Every time one of their pet ideologies comes under genuine scrutiny, as predictably as the sun coming up in the morning, accusations of 'witch-hunts' and 'McCarthyism' are bandied about. What is shocking is that islam is now one of the pet ideologies of the Guardian reading classes. Do they know how islam plays out in most islamic countries? Do they give a flying fudge about how kuffars are treated in countries like Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Egypt? How about freedom of religion, freedom of expression and academic freedom in the aforementioned? Sadly, I think that the halls of academia are now peopled by droids utterly divorced from how the world is actually constituted. They are like children who have a strong but pervasive desire to contradict everything their parents and teachers say is true, without knowing why. I recall my post from 9th of April this year, and the following commments-
"I am lucky I went there, and now I miss it. Cuba was great."
"Americans are good people, they were always friendly, I don't have anything against them,"
"If my father didn't need me, I would want to live in America."
"Americans are polite and friendly when you speak to them. They are not rude like Afghans. If I could be anywhere, I would be in America. I would like to be a doctor, an engineer _ or an American soldier."
These are comments from young gitmo inmates. They are the product of real experience in a real US holding facility at first hand. Not the bogus, endlessly recycled anti-American prejudice and bile of the Guardian morons. How long can Britain as a polity sustain real-world significance and rational policy-making when there are millions of dopey lefties intent on believing patent falsehoods and our enemies propaganda?
If you believe that an 'exchange of ideas' is what the islamists want, you have not been listening to them, or watching what they do.