The right to offend is fundamental to free expression

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 Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed amounts to ‘racism and discrimination on campus’ is both absurd and dangerous.

The right to offend is fundamental to the right to free expression. Indeed, offence is a highly subjective concept, thereby rendering every word, drawing, or speech potentially offensive.

The LSE SU should understand the difference between prejudice against a group of people and criticism of a set of beliefs.

The ASH must be allowed to continue their activities unhindered and any action against them dropped.

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By | 2016-09-28T15:11:17+01:00 January 25th, 2012|Press Releases, Spotlight|1 Comment

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  1. Mike Tobin January 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    It’s obvious that the LSESU have some serious problems determining the difference between race and religion. A quote from a motion debated today:

    “… 5. That Islamophobia is a form of anti-Islamic racism…”

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