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Tag Archive: Jesus and Mo

Jan 22 2014

When will LibDems side with us?

2014-01-22

It’s not surprising that the Liberal Democrats have again sided with Islamist values at the expense of Muslims, ex-Muslims and others. Not surprising but frustrating nonetheless. In the latest saga, they have decided to admonish their candidate Maajid Nawaz who has received death threats for merely stating the obvious: he – like many Muslims – …

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Dec 19 2013

And so it should

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Chris Moos and Abishek Phandis write: We are delighted to learn that LSE has issued an unconditional apology for the appalling actions of its staff, which led to us being intimidated and harassed in a manner that does not behove a university. We welcome the LSE’s admission that its staff gravely misjudged the situation, and …

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Oct 04 2013

LSE Update

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As I reported yesterday, two Atheist Society members were told to take off their Jesus and Mo t-shirts or be kicked out of the LSE (London School of Economics) Freshers’ Fair. Today, even though they went in with their J & Mo t-shirts censored, they were still told to remove it. Nothing like a university …

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Oct 03 2013

LSE: What happened to freedom of thought

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Update: Here are some other LSE related posts: Charges of Offence and Islamophobia are secular fatwas LSE Student Union supports criticism of religion – just not Islam The Right to offend is fundamental to free expression **** Chris Moos and Abishek Phandis of the London School of Economics Atheist Society are being threatened with being …

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Jun 13 2012

Next!

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A new Jesus and Mo. There have been a lot of hurt religious sentiments recently. It’s such a shame.                                 (via Fame at Last)

Apr 06 2012

A cartoon is offensive?

Have you heard about the two young Tunisians, Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji, who have been sentenced to seven years in prison for posting cartoons of Mohammad, Islam’s prophet, on Facebook? Seven years… And yet we keep hearing how cartoons are offensive!?! Oh boo hoo. For those of you who keep worrying about how cartoons offend …

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Feb 09 2012

Jesus and Mo counter-demonstration against free expression rally

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Jan 31 2012

Jesus and Mo is the point

Some atheists are not happy with One Law for All’s use of the Jesus and Mo cartoon on leaflets to promote the 11 February Day in defence of free expression. They feel that since the Jesus and Mo cartoons have been deemed offensive, it is best not to use them. But that’s the whole point …

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Jan 23 2012

It’s London School of Economic’s turn

Now it is the London School of Economics Student Union;s turn having instructed the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH) to remove cartoons featuring Jesus and Mohammed from their Facebook page. LSESU ASH is not complying with the instruction and has appealed to LSESU to withdraw it. Good on them. LSESU ASH President Chris …

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Jan 18 2012

Guess whose meeting wasn’t cancelled?

Queen Mary Islamic Society held a meeting today on ‘Traditional Islam’ with Abu Zabair as its speaker. It was advertised on ummahforum.com where the following call to disrupt [read threaten with violence] the 16 January meeting at which Anne Marie Waters was speaking on behalf of One Law for All on Sharia Law and Human Rights was …

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Jan 18 2012

A little personal abuse, bogus accusations and threats of violence

2012-01-18

Another brilliant (and new) Jesus and Mo cartoon. Sound familiar? By the way, I just saw this. Below the comic it says:  ’Today’s comic is dedicated to Rhys Morgan, Jessica Ahlquist, One Law for All, and Salman Rushdie. Heros, all.’

Jan 18 2012

It’s not just about you or Jesus and Mo

Recently, there have been a number of high profile attacks on free expression by Islamists often supported by educational institutions and others. What I find most absurd about it all is how the fundamental debate on Islam and free expression has become framed within a context of offence, racism and discrimination. What has happened here …

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Jan 17 2012

17 year old forced to remove Jesus and Mo image to evade expulsion

Ophelia Benson and Jen McCreight alerted me to the case of 17 year old UK Student Rhys Morgan who was called into a meeting with his head of year at his sixth form college about the Jesus and Mo image and told that they were considering expelling him if he didn’t take the cartoon down. He …

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Jan 13 2012

Jesus and Mo an act of discrimination? Who knew?

The UCLU Atheist, Secularist & Humanist Society (ASH) President has just published a statement on their Facebook page on the Jesus and Mo image censorship attempt by the UCL Union saying: ‘We can now tell you that the University College London Union has recognized that mistakes were made and that the initial correspondence with our …

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Jan 11 2012

Don’t barter away our free expression

The UCL Atheist, Humanist and Secular Society (ASH) has published a report on the December event where Anne Marie Waters and I debated members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Association on Sharia law. The debate can be seen here as can my blog entries on it here and here. The report highlights an affliction that …

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Jan 11 2012

The right to offend – even more crudely and savagely than Jesus and Mo

The University College London Union has insisted that the UCLU Atheist, Secularist & Humanist Society (ASH) remove a Mohammad-related image from a web-comic from its Facebook event on the grounds that it may cause offence to Muslim students and as a result of ‘complaints’. The group is fighting back and has set up a petition, …

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