The philosophy and religious studies lecturer is charged with public intoxication, second offense. Knight didn't immediately return a message Friday from The Associated Press. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. The 56-year-old Knight is scheduled to be in court Thursday.
A row has erupted in Germany after a university lecturer told a Muslim woman she should remove her headscarf. Professor Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet has been accused of "discrimination" after asking everyone at the University of Würzburg lecture to take off their headwear. The professor argued this should include the Muslim woman, because the lecture hall was a secular space. But she says she did not insist that the headscarf be removed. Instead, a university spokesman told BR24 [in German] that Professor Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet had launched into a discussion of equality between men and women, before expressing her personal disapproval.
The Declaration was the work of a British foreign secretary. On Novemeber 2, 1917, it declared the aim to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, but it forced out the Palestinian people. Those who remained in their homeland, and generations since, have been stripped of their rights under Israeli occupation. Millions of others are now living in refugee camps.
Lawton was among several people protesting recruiting efforts by the student for Turning Point USA, which advocates for conservative causes and maintains a "professor watch list" of faculty deemed radically liberal. Video of the Aug. 25 protest showed Lawton flipping off the student and referring to her as a "neo-fascist."