When it comes to Social Justice Warriors:  Nobody is safe.

Dissenters are targeted and punished.

Administrators. Teachers. Even Students.

It doesn’t matter.

Academic institutions across America are becoming increasingly hostile learning environments, where Social Justice Warriors – and virtually all of them align with progressive ideology – are waging an all-out war to shut down free speech, threatening anyone who refuses to bend to their will.

But various reports indicate Social Justice Warriors at universities across Europe are by far the most dangerous, and they’ve added a new weapon to their arsenal.

Passive gestures such as “raising your hand” or “shaking your head” are now deemed as harmful since it can denote disagreement and supposedly “trigger” students.

Despite the fact raising your hand is a well-known universal symbol for, “I have a question”, students at the University of Edinburgh consider this as “disrespectful” and a violation of the “safe space” policy used to silence the opposition.

During a contentious council debate, accusations were levied against Imogen Wilson, a vice president with the student union at the University of Edinburgh, for failing disabled students by not responding to a letter.

Because Wilson had dared to raise her arms in “disagreement” and shake her head disapprovingly, the opposition threatened to remove her, and put the fate of her student union position up for a vote.

“At that point, I raised my arms in disagreement, as we had contacted the writers of the letter and tried hard to organize a meeting. It was for that reason that a safe space complaint was made,” Wilson told HuffPost UK.

Fortunately for Wilson, the vote failed and she kept her position.

But that didn’t prevent Charlie Peters, a first-year student, from expressing concerns that seem to be growing within academic institutions in America and Europe.

Charlie Peters circulated a petition calling for the overhaul of the “safe space” policy at the University of Edinburgh, stating:

“In a free and liberal society such as ours, it is imperative that people remain able to express their views, regardless of what others may think of them. This is currently not possible at the University of Edinburgh.”

The petition has already generated over 1,000 signatures. However, a successful outcome of his proposal appears unlikely.