Jesus Christ would be banned from UK universities today, Oxford professor says, by Hannah Furness.
Professor Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University, said the trend for “so-called safe spaces” had led to free speech being eroded from all sides, with even students insisting on shutting one another’s opinions down.
Home Office legislation,he added, meant that universities were now encouraged to block even non-violent extremists from sharing their opinion, in a definition that could include some of the world’s leading thinkers of centuries past.
“That’s Karl Marx, Rousseau, Charles Darwin, Hegel, and most clearly Jesus Christ, who was definitely a non-violent extremists. The Home Office wouldn’t want him preaching on campus.
hat-tip Stephen Neil