Well, you would think that on a US campus, freedom of speech would be sacrosanct, but we live in an age where large portions of universities and colleges have become Leftist workshops. In other words, bastions for totalitarian conformity.
LONDON UNIVERSITY APOLOGIZES TO STUDENTS AFTER CENSORING MUHAMMAD AND JESUS CARTOONS
The London School of Economics (LSE), the alma mater of alumni such as former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, billionaire George Soros, and blundering economist Paul Krugman, has suffered embarrassment this month after it was revealed that students wearing satirical “Jesus and Mo” t-shirts were forced to cover up by campus security.
The university has now apologized and climbed down from its earlier positions on the matter, admitting that the wearing of the t-shirts did not amount to harassment or contravene the law or LSE policies, as was originally claimed.
In October it was reported that two students, Chris Moos and Abhishek Phadnis, were accosted by university management and security staff, and ordered to remove “offensive” t-shirts which depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad, as well as Jesus Christ. The pair are part of the university’s Atheist, Secularist, and Humanist (ASH) Society, and the t-shirts were merchandise from a popular satirical cartoon entitled “Jesus and Mo.”
But for some students, namely Community and Welfare Officer Anneessa Mahmood, Deputy Chief Executive Jarlath O’Hara, and Anti-Racism Officer Rayhan Uddin, the “offense” caused was too great. The ASH society’s posters were literally torn down, and those wearing certain t-shirts were told to cover-up or face disciplinary action. Phandis described the entire scenario as “Kafkaesque,” and many noted the severe nature of the LSE’s enforcement.