Pandering to intolerance

It would appear that London Metropolitan University have caught the bansturbating bug, they would appear to find it easy to give way to pressure from those who find a legal pastime immoral.


London Metropolitan University is considering banning the sale of alcohol from some parts of the campus because a “high percentage” of students consider drinking “immoral,” Prof Malcolm Gillies said.
One-fifth of the University’s students are Muslim, and of those the majority are women. It is an issue of “cultural sensitivity” to provide drink-free areas, Prof Gillies told a conference, adding he was “not a great fan of alchol on campus”.
“It’s a negative experience – in fact an immoral experience – for a high percentage of our students,” he said.
He went on: “Many of our students do come from backgrounds where they actually look on [drinking] as a negative. And given that around our campuses you have at least half a dozen pubs within 200m, I can’t see there is such a pressing reason to be cross-subsidising a student activity which is essentially the selling of alcohol.”
“Because there’s no majority ethnic group, I think it [selling alcohol] is playing to particular parts of our society much more [than to others]”.

Having a drink is not immoral save for a certain religion of peace, even then it’s not mentioned in the Quran, merely an addition to the Hadiths to prevent Muslims turning up at the Mosque drunk. Mohammed himself does not appear to have mentioned it in his chats with allah at all.

So what we have is someone who is not a great fan of alcohol on the campus seeing a way to ban it to curry favour with a minority religious group. It’s also noticeable that he mentions high percentages and “many” without actually giving any figures, which to someone of a suspicious mind like myself suggests that those percentages are not so high and there are not so many.

Granted he could probably drop the subsidy for any alcohol sold on the premises, but to the type of bansturbator he appears to be that would not be going far enough, only a total ban will suffice and he gets to play a trump card in victimisation poker to do it, the sensibilities of the Muslim caste.

So once again the righteous have succeeded in forcing an issue that is perfectly legal onto an agenda to appease the religion of peace.

One can only hope they fail, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

6 comments for “Pandering to intolerance

  1. ReefKnot
    April 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Scary. Whether drinking is immoral or not is personal opinion and nothing more. And if these people really think drinking is that bad, they should ensure they do not partake. What others do should be no concern of theirs.

    • April 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Indeed! He mentions changing one bar to a coffee shop. News flash, Prof, most bars sell coffee too. And soft drinks.

      No one has to partake if they don’t want to.

  2. April 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    If it’s good enough for Metropolitan University it should be more than good enough for our Parliament buildings!

    • April 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      You mean, the ones that decided not to go halal? It’s good enough for us plebs, but not for the elites, clearly… 👿

  3. Greg Tingey
    April 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    What was that about “Virulent Religion”?

    I my opinion ALL religions are virulent – and maybe you can see why, with this insanity.
    Tell the Dark-Ages camelherders’ myths believers to eff off, I say.

    Mine’s a Pint!

  4. Tattyfalarr
    April 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    because a “high percentage” of students consider drinking “immoral,”

    Has there actually been any complaints or is this yet another case Third Party Offence. 😐

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