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Mar 18 2013

UCL looks the other way

Chris Moos sent me a new statement from the Concerned Students about the iERA event at UCL. It turns out that UCL wasn’t as uninvolved as it claimed. Despite denial, UCL staff found to have actively enforced gender segregation Following the events of March 9th, UCL has denied that its members of staff were allowing …

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Mar 14 2013

iERA Investigates

iERA has issued a press release with the heading iERA Investigates Complaints about Seating Arrangements at the debate, “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?” It reports that UCL doesn’t want iERA doing any more talks at UCL, because of the gender segregation. UCL’s reasoning is that they do not allow enforced segregation on any …

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Mar 14 2013

Told that security would remove him from the premises

The UCL student paper reports on Saturday’s exciting events. The event, held as part of Hamza Tzortzis ‘Islamic Awareness Tour’, featured the public speaker Tzortzis debating against cosmologist and professor of Physics, Lawrence Krauss on the topic of ‘Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?’ However, attendees soon began to question the organisation of the …

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Mar 10 2013

Krauss says no

Dana Sondergaard attended the debate at UCL yesterday, and she recorded a video of Lawrence Krauss packing up his things and leaving because the gender segregation he’d objected to was still being enforced. It’s a public post on Facebook. “No!” he says, making the “no” gesture with his hands. “No gender segregation or I’m out …

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Mar 10 2013

More on yesterday at UCL

Chris Moos has written again to UCL, and urges others to do the same. He gives a detailed account of how the gender segregation was enforced and what a crap job UCL did of interfering with it. Hello world, it’s 2013, and University College London is allowing segregated events on its campus. Chris has given …

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Mar 10 2013

Yesterday at UCL

Richard Dawkins has a fuller account of what happened yesterday at the “Islam or Atheism?” debate at UCL, via Krauss himself. A few days ago, I had received a tip-off from somebody who had made an inquiry about tickets: ‘We contacted the organizers today and learnt that “as for seating, it is according to when …

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Jan 25 2012

One stop shopping

I’ve done a lot of posts about all this shut-uppery at UCL and Queen Mary U and LSE. I thought it might be useful to collect them all in one place. http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/when-certain-muslims-voiced-their-offense/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/jesus-and-mo-and-the-barmaid-resolve-to-say-nothing-offensive/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/remove-that-offensive-image-at-once-please/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/never-anything-more-than-an-informal-request/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/developments/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/they-will-take-more-consideration/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/1-shut-up-2-shut-up-3-shut-up/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/if-i-hear-that-anything-is-said-against-the-holy-prophet-muhammad/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/just-a-kind-request/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/behold-theocracy-in-action/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/jesus-and-mo-promote-peace-tolerance-and-respect/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/who-gave-these-kuffar-the-right-to-speak/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/history-has-told-us-that-these-things-cause-offence/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/london-11-february-2012-defend-free-expression/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/more-from-the-goombahs/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/are-you-now-or-have-you-ever-been-an-islamophobe/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/no-longer-a-safe-space/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/too-much-conflation-of-being-offended-and-being-intimidated/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/it-has-come-to-our-attention-that-you-are-wicked/ http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2012/01/emergency-everybody-to-get-from-street/