Damn. Things have gone crazy – so crazy that it’s hard to keep up. Just to give you the bare list -
will miss the opening day of the Jaipur literary festival, organisers say, after protests by influential Muslim clerics in India.
organised by the Atheism, Secularism and Humanism Society at Queen Mary, University London, had to be cancelled after threats of violence. The talk was due to be given by Anne Marie Waters of the One Law For All campaign, which campaigns against the use of Sharia in the UK.
Rhys Morgan was
called into a meeting with his head of year at his sixth form college, about the Jesus and Mo cartoon. He reports being harassed at school and being ostracized for posting the cartoon. He was later called in again to be told that they were considering expelling him if he didn’t take the cartoon down.
According to Rhys on Twitter a few minutes ago, they weren’t considering it; it was a certainty: take it down or you’re out.
Details to follow.