UK university won't protect terrorism researchers

The University of Nottingham, where a student was recently arrested for possessing "terrorist material" but not charged, has issued a notice on this material.

THE wrote:

Academics have no "right" to research terrorist materials and they risk being prosecuted for doing so, the vice-chancellor of the University of Nottingham has told his staff.

THE wrote:

Sir Colin referred to a letter of advice issued to Mr Sabir by the police after his release.

The letter warned Mr Sabir that he risked re-arrest if found with the manual again and added: "The university authorities have now made clear that possession of this material is not required for the purpose of your course of study nor do they consider it legitimate for you to possess it for research purposes."

Sir Colin says in his statement: "It is understood that the police drafted this letter having considered all of the statements made by a range of university staff and they also consulted their legal advisers on it."


Sun Tzu wrote:

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will fight without danger in battles.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.

If you try to understand terrorism, the terrorists win.

Aetius, I went to UK and I do not remeber a University of Nottingham any where near UK. I know Lexington Kentucky is a large town and I may have missed it. Now there is a University of Nottingham in the Country of Britain. But I doubt they have a basketball team as good as UK's Wildcats.

Sorry Aetius, I could not resist. I tease my friends I work with from the United Kingdom often about not being from the REAL UK! (University of Kentucky)