No academic freedom to support Palestine

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem, Sr


Bristol University have sacked a professor, David Miller, accusing him of anti-Semitism.  This action follows a two-year long campaign against Professor Miller run by the Union of Jewish Students, the Jewish Society at Bristol University, Thangam Debonnaire, Labour MP for Bristol West, The Campaign Against Antisemitism and very many Zionist/Israel connected individuals around the globe. 

In celebration of the silencing of a supporter of Palestine and an opponent of the racist ideology (Zionism) that drives the murderous occupation of that land, Thangam Debonnaire MP said: “For several years now, University of Bristol students have raised very serious concerns about David Miller, which I have taken up with the University.

“I’m full of admiration for the Bristol Jewish Society and so many other brave people who supported Jewish students affected and who campaigned for the serious allegations against him to be properly investigated and dealt with.

“I’m pleased that the University has confronted this unacceptable behaviour, while maintaining important principles of academic freedom.” If this wasn’t so serious it would be laughable that this anti-socialist, pro-Zionist Labour MP glories in being part of a conspiracy of mob rule against an out-spoken critic of Zionist racism and then she calls this “maintaining important principles of academic freedom!

In their deliberations against Professor David Miller, Bristol University took into account the many voices against disciplinary action and a very well-orchestrated barrage of Israel-connected voices for his sacking that included 100s of MPs (we are told).  They also heard an independent report from a leading Queen’s Counsel who considered the important issue of academic freedom of expression and found that Professor Miller’s comments did not constitute unlawful speech. 

It was left to Zionism’s main players in Bristol to claim the victory with a spokesperson of the Union of Jewish Students proclaiming that they were “delighted” that this decision has been taken, adding: “This announcement concludes months and years of tireless campaigns and actions by students to try and get the university and authorities to listen, and we are pleased that action has finally been taken.”

The Campaign Against Antisemitism, Chief Executive, Gideon Falter, added to the crowing: “Within a month of us commencing pre-action proceedings against the University of Bristol on behalf of a group of courageous Jewish students, David Miller has been fired. We pay tribute to them for standing up against antisemitism and to our legal counsel for helping us secure this victory in the fight against anti-Jewish racism on campus… Following the launch of our lawsuit, it was clear to the University that it would be held to account in court and had to act to protect Jewish students in accordance with the law.” 

That last sentence reveals only too clearly which argument won and why.  The gutless academics that run Bristol University were in terror of a lawsuit which came from a source that held the view that money was no object so long as they got what they wanted, in this case the head of Professor David Miller! Bristol University spinelessly laid down for Zionism.  But what of the Students Union?  Surely there would be some local action against this decision?  While we are sure that there will indeed be anti-Zionist students in Bristol, the Students Union as a whole fell in line with the wishes of the Union of Jewish Students and their political backers.

What had Professor David Miller done or said to become such a figure of hate for the forces of Zionism and their various puppets including the Labour Party? 

Professor Miller has never hidden his beliefs regarding Zionism and its ultra-violently racist project, Israel.  As a professor of political sociology at Bristol Uni, he is faced with questions regarding Palestine on a regular basis and will always answer those questions honestly according to his beliefs and with proof at hand if its needed.  That some will not like his answers or agree fully is not a problem to Professor Miller, as he has said: “universities are governed by laws protecting the right to deliver evidence-based research that some may find discomfiting”.  However, for the politically motivated (read Zionist) Jewish organisations on campus the professor’s words of logic backed up with solid evidence were a total anathema.  They have tried every method, bar physical violence, to have him silenced.  The more they complained, the more they pulled in the media and sought help from Zionist academicians around the world, the more Professor Miller would sit calmly and answer these people, and the further his critics called in the big Zionist guns from every corner of the earth, the more it proved Professor Miller’s assertion that Israel/Zionism wants to “impose their will all over the world”.  It also proved another point that the professor raised which was that the Jewish student bodies in Bristol who were putting pressure on other students to complain about him were being “used as political pawns by a violent, racist foreign regime engaged in ethnic cleansing”.  One last point re the international scream of Zionism for his removal that had echoed through Bristol University’s ruling chambers is this short but, we believe, unanswerable statement from Professor Miller: “Any similar attempt by another racist, militaristic foreign regime – such as Israel’s allies in Saudi Arabia or the UAE – to decide what is taught and who is employed in British universities would be laughed out of the room. Israel and its advocates deserve the same treatment.”

By arguing back at his accusers, the people trying to deny him his living and shut down any and all criticism of the Zionist project, Professor Miller has sent them into such seething fits of frenzy to try to claim that he is oppressing all of them that they simply do his work for them.

After they have sent his name to the four corners of the earth associating him with every evil known to man (except Zionism of course) they are stunned and so upset that in a radio reply to their absurd claims he mentioned the name of the president of the Jewish Society at Bristol which apparently led to him getting some nasty emails.  Professor Miller has been publicly vilified on every stage that Zionism controls yet they fear for the safety of the president of the Jewish Society at Bristol because he has been exposed on air as a Zionist? 

But, of course, it isn’t only this shrinking violet of a president that is now at risk: a later statement from a large international group of academic supporters of Zionism condemned Professor Miller’s statements because they are “morally reprehensible and risk the personal security and wellbeing of Jewish students and, more widely, Jews in the UK. Prof. Miller’s views represent a conspiracy theory, and bring great shame upon UK academia as well as upon UK political discourse. We are of the opinion that these statements risk undermining community relations in the UK, while giving aid and comfort to antisemites everywhere.” 

We think that Professor Miller’s version of who is at risk and from what is far more correct when he says : “Zionism is and always has been a racist, violent, imperialist ideology premised on ethnic cleansing. It is an endemically anti-Arab and Islamophobic ideology. It has no place in any society. Bristol’s Jewish Society, like all Jewish Societies, operates under the auspices of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS), an Israel lobby group. The UJS is constitutionally bound to promoting Israel and campaigns to silence critics of Zionism or the State of Israel on British campuses. This campaign of censorship renders Arab and Muslim students, as well as anti-Zionist Jewish students, particularly unsafe.” The earlier mentioned statement condemning Professor Miller included  this quote as if it somehow proved him wromg. It vindicates him totally!

While looking at that statement in particular we would like to show our readers a few other quotes from Professor Miller that these Zionist numbskulls use to try and condemn him: “The Zionist movement, and the Israeli government, are the enemy of the Left, the enemy of world peace, and they must be directly targeted.” Does this not strike a chord of simple truth with anyone who has an understanding of Zionism and the horrors that its Israel project inflicts in Palestine and beyond every day in order to keep the Middle East in a state of tension?

The Union of Jewish Students and Bristol Jewish Society have consistently attacked me with a campaign of manufactured hysteria for two years, attempting to have me sacked. The campaign reached new heights of absurdity when a Zionist activist pretended to be a student in one of my classes for which she was not registered, expressly for the purpose of political surveillance.  This is an age-old Israel lobby tactic imported from the US, where academics are routinely harassed for teaching about Zionism and its effects. To be clear, this campaign of censorship, which has attacked British universities, political parties and public institutions, is directed by the State of Israel.”  Once again, this is supposed to discredit the professor, but it rings so true and is in line with known facts, in this country and everywhere else the Zionist viper has managed to sneak its paid and unpaid agents into.

The statement by International Zionism also tells us that, in a speech on 13th February 2021, Professor Miller described the Bristol Jewish Society and the Union of Jewish Students as “formally members of the Zionist movement.”  We think that by now that is proven beyond doubt to any impartial reader, but the writers of the statement then flick back to the above quote; “The Zionist movement, and the Israeli government, are the enemy of the Left, the enemy of world peace, and they must be directly targeted.” This was from an online speech made on 28th July 2020 and, trying to make a compound of chalk and cheese, International Zionism state: “Taken together, the implication is that Prof. Miller is calling on the Left, and those who support world peace, to view Bristol Jewish Society and the Union of Jewish Students as an ‘enemy’ that must be ‘directly targeted’.” Oh dear, is that really the best that they could come up with?

A plain definition of Zionism is: “A colonial movement supporting the establishment by any means necessary of a national state for Jews in historic Palestine.  Zionism is a nationalist, political ideology that called for the creation of a Jewish state, and now supports the continued existence of Israel as such a state. Theodor Herzl, an Austrian Jew, is considered the ‘father’of political Zionism.”

The first point that jars with the reader’s sensibilities is “by any means necessary”, it was obviously deemed necessary to try to totally wipe out or drive out the people who were living in Palestine with the exception of the few Jews who already lived there in peace with their Christian and Moslem neighbours.  That attempt to clear Palestine of the Palestinians  continues unabated to this day in any and every murderous way the Zionists can think of!

As has been shown, the Zionist leaders were always well aware that implementing their ‘Israel’ project would necessitate the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian population.  In 1948, when David Ben-Gurion, the head of the World Zionist Organisation at that time, proclaimed the founding of the state of Israel in Palestine, it was also a proclamation of the fact that mass murder of Palestinian families was about to begin and would not cease until only Jews remained.  What they never counted on though was the tremendous will to resist of the heroic Palestinian people, a will that is still as strong today, if not stronger!  Another thing that the Zionists and their imperialist handlers did not count on is the fact that not everyone in bourgeois academia is for sale.  We must fight to reinstate Professor David Miller because our universities and schools need people who dare to tell the truth.


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