So the usual mix of campus lefties and Islamists tried to block a man who faced real threats of violence from speaking by claiming that they feel unsafe. This is how campus free speech now works.
Danish journalist and free speech advocate Flemming Rose recently drew an aggressive pack of student protesters to his speech at Franklin & Marshall College as he spoke on his book The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech.
Except that free speech isn't debated on campus. It's suppressed with whining.
Rose in 2005 published cartoon depictions of the Islamic prophet Mohammed in his role as cultural editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, sparking international controversy and catapulting him to the forefront of free speech debates.
With that, several dozen student protesters converged at his campus talkMarch 2 voicing anger and outrage that Rose was allowed to speak on campus.
The Judaic studies professor who invited Rose noted in the campus newspaper that prior to the event he was confronted by the students, who “expressed feeling threatened and unsafe” and asked why he would bring someone to the campus who contributes to “ever-increasing feelings of vulnerability, marginalization, and fear for our safety.”
This is boilerplate stuff. It's also the victimizers playing victim. And the abusers declaring themselves to be the abused. It's become a staple of intersectional activism for the bigots to preemptively claim that they've been traumatized and that the administration's failure to pander to their hurt feelings hard enough is making them cry in their spilled soup.
Other signs stated: “Do not use my prophet as a tool to gain fame,” and more demanded he “check his privilege at the door,” according to photos obtained by The College Fix.
And here's where we come to the mix of Islamist rhetoric and intersectional garbage. Theocracy and Marxism. This is what the left looks like now.