Dr. Rima Azar’s blog: Thank you to The Epoch Times and Dr. Mark Mercer for supporting academic freedom!

https://www.theepochtimes.com/mount-allison-university-signals-its-social-justice-commitments-loud-and-clear-in-the-rima-azar-case_3808214.html

Bambi thanks you Dr. Mark Mercer for publicly and vocally standing up for Dr. Rima Azar!!! She thanks the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship from the bottom of her heart!!

Bravo and thanks to The Epoch Times for standing up for academic freedom and free expression!!!

What kind of universities and societies we want for ourselves, for our children, and grand-children? Why this intolerance of different opinions in our beautiful campuses and country? Why are we doing this to our universities and societies? Why can’t we exchange ideas and enjoy debating them anymore? Why aren’t we allowed to freely think and write anymore? For God’s sake, this is supposed to be a place of higher education, learning, and of discovery!

Make no mistake: Today, it is Dr. Rima Azar who is the target of a cancel culture (since February 22, 2021). Tomorrow, it can be anyone of you/us anywhere, not just at Mount Allison University.

If you cannot read the above article, you may wish to check the PDF file below. You may also wish to keep a copy of it. Food for thought :)!

19 thoughts on “Dr. Rima Azar’s blog: Thank you to The Epoch Times and Dr. Mark Mercer for supporting academic freedom!”

  1. I feel like my mental health has suffered over the past year or so due to the fact that I work in higher education and the over-the-top PC culture has turned me away from the left. I’ve been a progressive person my whole life but I am struggling with what is being pushed down our throats while working in academia in Canada. What is happening and has happened to Dr. Azar is scary and we should all be alarmed.

    1. Thank you Stacy for taking the time to post your thoughtful comment. Kind regards to you from Bambi (+ Rima too).

  2. Would you consider starting a Go Fund Me to assist with your living/legal expenses? I would gladly donate! You are a brave hero.

    1. Thank you Rick for your very kind words and for your generosity. Bambi appreciates your support! FYI, and if you are interested in contributing or in circulating in your circle, there is already a Go Fund Me campaign meant to raise funds for Bambi’s personal defence fund: https://gofund.me/54dd5c8b . Many thanks again.

  3. I agree with JBP, your colleagues ought to hang their heads in shame. As he also commented, aggressive action is suitable in this dire situation. This is a wildfire spreading from university to university to culture and politics and from country to country. Interesting fact; China has adopted the propaganda of the far left campus social justice warriors when critizicing the west. A good question one might ask is why that is. Does China agree with the propaganda? Of course not, they see how divisive this ideology/religion is. It is so destructive that China uses it to its enemies demise. That fact ought to send chills through anyones spine.

    1. Thank you Gustav for your comment… It is indeed very sad to see divisiveness in our communities/societies/countries to that extent.

  4. I have just finished listening to your conversation with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson on his podcast. I am devastated to learn about what happened to you at your university. Both you and Dr. Peterson show great courage in having this conversation on the platform that he can offer. I commend you both for having having the morals and integrity to stand up in the face of evil and power. Please know that you have the full support of this Canadian citizen and you have my wish for your future success in this battle to prove your innocence.

    1. FYI, Bambi posted your kind comment under her new post on this topic and replied to you Michelle (Barnes). Many thanks again for the support!

  5. Just listened to your interview with JP. Well done, you are a brave soul! It can be daunting standing up to woke people but it’s the right thing to do. You have my admiration, gratitude and respect.

    Yours
    Euan Easson

  6. Best of luck and bravo to you for standing up.

    I was in the Canadian post secondary environment for several years. I left bewildered as to where things were going.

    This confirms to me that it has gone from unhealthily bad to a scary dystopia.

  7. It would be nice if the French press also published an article in French like the National Post or other outlets have done so that francophones may be fully informed.

    1. Thanks Fred. There has actually been a radio show by Mr. Richard Martineau from QUB radio and another journalist (Bambi will take the time to post its link so you can hear it– since you are fully bilingual).

  8. “In a memo sent to faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, Mount Allison’s communications director Robert Hiscock said that ‘[o]ver the past two months, an independent investigator has reviewed complaints from students alleging discriminatory conduct, stemming from blog posts and student interactions.’ However, he said that the findings remain confidential and cannot be discussed. Azar should consider sending a letter asking for the full report to be made public and waiving the right to confidentiality. Otherwise, her reputation will continue to be attacked without any ability to address the allegations in public fully and transparently” – https://jonathanturley.org/2021/05/10/mount-allison-university-professor-suspended-for-denying-canada-is-a-racist-county-and-criticizing-blm/.

    Has Dr. Azar thought of making this request, Bambi? Mount Allison University relies on public funding, and Canadian citizens have a right to know that it is not subjecting its faculty to star chamber processes!

  9. [Dr. Bambi],
    Our God-given freedoms (including our freedom to speak) can never be relinquished to those who would dare take them. God Bless you and… in the words of Winston Churchill: “…Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Many of us out here raise our voices LOUDLY in full support of you.

  10. Excellent article, Bambi!
    there is also a great commentary in today’s Times & Transcript by Jonathan Kay (I can’t access it electronically). Keep it up!

    1. Thank you so much Dr. Baerlocher! Your support means the world to me. As for Mr. Jonathan Kay, Bambi will forever be grateful for his first article (she is eager to read this one :))!!

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