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November 24, 2016 22:53

How long did it take before Cambridge's Jewish students found out the hard way about throwing the baby out with the bathwater? A whole weekend.
Last week, you may recall, Cambridge's Israel Society withdrew its invitation to Israeli historian Benny Morris, who was due to speak on Thursday night, on the grounds that it did not want "to give racism a platform." Professor Morris had been described by complainants from the university's Islamic and Pakistani societies as "an Islamophobic hate speaker."
Extraordinarily enough Azzam Tamimi, long associated with Hamas and a proponent of suicide bombing, is going to speak tonight to Cambridge Islamic Society. An understandably upset group of Jewish students who complained about Tamimi were blithely told, "Yes, we know he's offensive, but we welcome you to attend and challenge".
And you all thought Cambridge was the place the clever kids went to. Dear, dear.

November 24, 2016 22:53

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