29th March 2022
We understand that – on Thursday, 24 February 2022 – Professor David Miller was notified of a decision of the University of Bristol’s Appeal Panel to uphold the decision of the university’s legal department to sack him on spurious grounds of ‘gross misconduct’.
Support David Miller – a volunteer-led anti-racism campaign, composed of academics, students and independent researchers – has repeatedly expressed concerns that the University of Bristol’s disciplinary processes have been compromised by assets of a hostile foreign state. The State of Israel and its assets in the UK seek to eliminate all critics of Zionism from UK university campuses.
Zionism is the racist ideology that professes a God-given right of European and other Jewish colonisers to occupy and seize Palestinian land, homes and resources.
Professor Miller has been subjected to this censorship campaign because of his research showing that Zionist campaign groups have funded and promoted Islamophobia in the UK and abroad.
The same Zionist extremists hounding Professor Miller recently failed in their campaign to have the Palestinian academic Shahd Abusalama sacked from Sheffield Hallam University. They will continue to face determined resistance from a growing movement of students and academics, fighting back against Zionist extremism and censorship on campuses around the UK.
The Appeal Panel’s capitulation to pressure from Zionist lobby groups – including the State of Israel’s UK lawyers – is an alarming act of subversion and political interference.
Professor Miller will be challenging this decision at an Employment Tribunal.
The Support David Miller campaign believes that this is a litmus test. We encourage everyone who is concerned about this chilling attack on academic freedom and freedom of speech to donate to our crowdfunder.
Professor Miller said:
“I’ve been targeted by a pernicious witch-hunt, led by known assets of the State of Israel in the UK and funded by the dirty money of pro-Israel oligarchs. This is an attempt at entryism and political intimidation.
“The University of Bristol has wilted under this new wave of McCarthyism. The University treated this appeal as a mere formality, with a pre-determined outcome.
“I’ll be challenging the University’s perverse decision at an Employment Tribunal, to help stop our fundamental rights of free expression and academic freedom being further corroded at the behest of a hostile and illegitimate foreign regime.”