A student at the University of Edinburgh was accused of violating “safe spaces” for raising her hand to protest comments being made.
Imogen Wilson, 22, a music student and vice-president of academic affairs at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA), was one of hundreds of students to have attended a student council meeting to debate Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS), The Independent reported.
A vote was taken about whether she should be removed and she was allowed to stay after an 18 – 33 vote against removing her. There were 18 fools.
After the debate, the BDS motion was passed with 249 votes for and 153 against.
BDS is a terrorist-initiated campaign to boycott Israeli products.
Ms Wilson described on Facebook how her arguments against BDS were mostly about “the growing anti-Semitism” on UK campuses and about “the costs of doing a review of our products when EUSA is already expecting a deficit budget.”
“My main concern, as a representative, is about the marginalisation of Jewish and Israeli students on campus, which is becoming a massive issue in lots of places around the UK.
Why are there no “safe spaces” for the Jewish students and for Israel?
There is a movement afoot to restore free speech on the campus.
Maybe people should be less concerned with my arm movements and more concerned that EUSA just passed policy to support BDS.
— Imo Wilson EUSA VPAA (@eusavpaa) April 1, 2016
I wrote this article about BDS and anti-Semitism in the student movement https://t.co/kWTy3bvvRq
— Imo Wilson EUSA VPAA (@eusavpaa) April 3, 2016