A conservative speaker who was assaulted by a protester on Thursday while he was talking about the differences between men and women said his attack was a "warning" by the left against the conservatives and criticized the university for allowing "political violence to infect on campus".
"I woke up this morning waiting for an apology for being assaulted at a conference I was invited to give at the University of Missouri. Instead, I was baselessly smeared as a bigot, "said Michael Knowles in" Tucker Carlson Tonight, "on Friday.
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"They referred to my assertion that men are not women as an extreme point of view and they tacitly allow political violence to infect on campus."
The event, sponsored by conservative Young America's Foundation, was held at the University of Kansas City and resulted in a speech entitled "Men Are Not Women" before a protester sprayed Knowles with a substance. unknown at the origin of his arrest.
On Friday, Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal greeted the Knowles protesters, but condemned the protester who "crossed a line" and sentenced Knowles himself.
"A group of students brought a speaker to campus – a speaker whose professed opinions do not match our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our goal of providing a welcoming environment for all, especially our LGBT community, "wrote Agrawal.
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Knowles called the chancellor "shameful" and described the protesters' reaction as "fascist".
"It was a warning shot to the Conservatives in the colleges of the country who, if you did not shut up. If you do not indulge in leftist orthodoxy, you will be bullied. You will be shouted. You'll be intimidated physically and maybe next time, that stuff will be a little more dangerous, a little more toxic, "Knowles told Carlson.
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"It's a fascism as clear as fascism can be."