LSE Student Union gives its version


Joint statement from LSE and LSE SU (it says, although at the bottom it’s signed only by the SU General Secretary).

At the LSE Students’ Union Fresher’s Fair on Thursday 3 October two students from the LSE SU Atheist Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH) wore t-shirts that were clearly designed to depict Mohammed and Jesus in a provocative manner.

The Students’ Union, which runs the event, received a number of complaints from other students.

The SU asked the students to cover the t-shirts in the interests of good campus relations. The society remained free to share their literature and views.

One member of the society declined to do this. The student was attended by a cameraman and it was feared that his behaviour would disrupt the event.

The SU referred the matter to the School. Representatives of the School in attendance agreed that the matter was a cause for concern and that the presence of the t-shirts was in danger of eroding good campus relations and disrupting efforts to run a Fresher’s Fair designed to welcome all new students.

LSE is committed to promoting freedom of expression and is known for its public events and wide range of speakers. In this instance, it was judged that the actions of the students were undermining what should have been a welcoming and inclusive event.
Jay Stoll LSE SU General Secretary

 

Comments

  1. Alverant says

    I wonder how many christians were “provocative” t-shirts and feel they have the right to do so.

  2. Sercee says

    I didn’t see anything in that twit’s explanation that gave even a half-assed good reason for what happened.

  3. Reginald Selkirk says

    LSE is committed to promoting freedom of expression

    Pthththt. They just had to throw in the Orwellian twist at the end.

  4. Pierce R. Butler says

    They uttered the name of the Prophet without the obligatory PBUH!

    This offends all True Muslims! Stone them!!1!

  5. Al Dente says

    Shorter LSE SU: Some atheists pissed off some Muslims and we capitulated to the Muslims by kicking the atheists out of the Fresher’s Fair.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>