A Tale of Two Talks: Free Speech in the U.S., by Douglas Murray

Milo Yiannopolous has never argued that either slavery or rape are good things, but a violent mob of thugs  prevented him from speaking at UC Berkeley. Jonathan A.C. Brown, during a talk at Georgetown University, praised Muslim slavery and slave rape. There were no protests and nary a peep from students or the academic establishment. From Douglas Murray at gatestoneinstitute.org:

• During his talk at Georgetown University, Jonathan A.C. Brown condemned slavery when it took place historically in America and other Western countries, but praised the practise of slavery as it happened in Muslim societies, explained that Muslim slaves lived “a pretty good life”, and claimed that it is “not immoral for one human to own another human.” Regarding the vexed matter of whether it is right or wrong to have sex with one of your slaves, Brown, who is director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, said that “consent isn’t necessary for lawful sex”.

• No mob of anti-sharia people has gone to Georgetown, torn up telephone poles, set fire to things or smashed up the campus, as mobs did at Berkeley.

Milo Yiannopoulos has never argued that the Western system of slavery was benevolent and worthwhile, and that slaves in America had “a pretty good life”. He has never argued against consent being an important principle in sexual relations. If he had, then the riots at Berkeley would doubtless have been far worse than they were and even more media companies and professors would have tried to argue that Yiannopoulos had “brought the violence upon himself” or even organized it himself.

To continue reading: A Tale of Two Talks: Free Speech in the U.S.

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