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Jan 28 2012

Charges of offence and Islamophobia are secular fatwas

Here is my speech at today’s Blasphemy Conference in London: There have been a number of recent attacks on free expression here in the UK. They include 17 year old Rhys Morgan being forced to remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon or face expulsion from his Sixth Form College and demands by the UCL Union …

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Jan 25 2012

The right to offend is fundamental to free expression

Here’s One Law for All’s statement in support of LSE ASH: One Law for All calls on the London School of Economics Student Union to respect and uphold the rights of the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH), in particular its right to freedom of expression. Their accusation that the publication of a cartoon featuring …

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Jan 19 2012

Freedom of expression is not just for Islamists

Adam Walker, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association spokesman, says: ‘The principle is more important than who is being attacked – this time it is Muslims and Christians but in the future it could be atheists themselves’. But not causing offence is not a principle the last time I looked. If it were, they would be the …

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