It would appear that London Metropolitan University have caught the bansturbating bug, they would appear to find it easy to give way to pressure from those who find a legal pastime immoral.
London Metropolitan University is considering banning the sale of alcohol from some parts of the campus because a “high percentage” of students consider drinking “immoral,” Prof Malcolm Gillies said.
One-fifth of the University’s students are Muslim, and of those the majority are women. It is an issue of “cultural sensitivity” to provide drink-free areas, Prof Gillies told a conference, adding he was “not a great fan of alchol on campus”.
“It’s a negative experience – in fact an immoral experience – for a high percentage of our students,” he said.
He went on: “Many of our students do come from backgrounds where they actually look on [drinking] as a negative. And given that around our campuses you have at least half a dozen pubs within 200m, I can’t see there is such a pressing reason to be cross-subsidising a student activity which is essentially the selling of alcohol.”
“Because there’s no majority ethnic group, I think it [selling alcohol] is playing to particular parts of our society much more [than to others]“.
Having a drink is not immoral save for a certain religion of peace, even then it’s not mentioned in the Quran, merely an addition to the Hadiths to prevent Muslims turning up at the Mosque drunk. Mohammed himself does not appear to have mentioned it in his chats with allah at all.
So what we have is someone who is not a great fan of alcohol on the campus seeing a way to ban it to curry favour with a minority religious group. It’s also noticeable that he mentions high percentages and “many” without actually giving any figures, which to someone of a suspicious mind like myself suggests that those percentages are not so high and there are not so many.
Granted he could probably drop the subsidy for any alcohol sold on the premises, but to the type of bansturbator he appears to be that would not be going far enough, only a total ban will suffice and he gets to play a trump card in victimisation poker to do it, the sensibilities of the Muslim caste.
So once again the righteous have succeeded in forcing an issue that is perfectly legal onto an agenda to appease the religion of peace.
One can only hope they fail, but I wouldn’t bet on it.