A few days ago I described censorship at the London School of Economics, where secular students at the Fresher’s Fair were forced to cover up their Jesus and Mo teeshirts, and remove “offensive” material (i.e., stuff critical of Islam) from their booth. This, apparently, was the doing of the Student Union of the LSE, and supported by the school itself.
I wondered exactly what those J&M shirts showed that was considered so offensive. Well, the Jesus and Mo artist has now revealed what they were on his/her Twitter feed, and has offered a high-resolution image of one so you can make your own shirt and be equally offensive.
Here they are, with a link to the hi-res version.
Isn’t that just over-the-top offensive?
You can support this worthy artist by buying Jesus and Mo goodies at CafePress.
If you want to see political correctness gone wild—and in England!—here’s the policy of the London School of Economics Student Union on “Islamophobia”, with footnotes omitted (download original here, click to enlarge):
Note the disingenuousness: the Union believes in the right to criticize religion and in freedom of speech and thought—so long as it doesn’t involve Islam. What an odious document! Must one say again that “Islamophobia” is not racism, since Muslims aren’t a race?
Note as well that any criticism of Islam, it seems, is “deliberate targeting of one religious group with the intent or effect of being Islamophobic.” Islam happens to be the most invidious and repressive of the world’s most popular religions, and that’s why it’s being singled out—though Christianity is hardly neglected! It’s as if one couldn’t criticize the Conservative party because you’re singling it out by not also criticizing Labour!
Since there’s only one brand of atheism, I wonder if an anti-atheist shirt would be banned for singling out disbelief?