Lincoln University have defended a lecturer who tweeted Islamophobic and anti-feminist tweets, including one which said "terror attacks were carried out by Muslims because of Islam".
Between 2012-2018 Michael Blackburn, who teaches English at Lincoln University, tweeted a series of Islamophobic and anti-feminist tweets. One said: "If the left hadn't told me the EDL were the real threat I would have carried on thinking it was machete-wielding, Koran-quoting Muslims."
In another tweet, sent in June of 2012, Blackburn said: "Thank God all those papers going on about patriarchy and the oppression of women are out the way for another year."
More recently in 2017, the English lecturer said: "I know the media haven't told us but I suspect these terror attacks were carried out by Muslims because of Islam."