17 year old forced to remove Jesus and Mo image to evade expulsion
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On January 17, 2012
- 21 Comments
- Jesus and Mo
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 reports being harassed at school and being ostracised for posting the cartoon.
I just emailed him to see what we could do to support him. He wrote back saying:
‘Unfortunately, given the extreme situation, I’ve removed the image in question.
‘They thanked me for being “co-operative”, even though the reason I did it was purely selfish – not being expelled.
‘They didn’t actually state whether I was going to be, but based on their wording, it’s obvious that is what they were threatening.’
I know a lot of people are appalled by this and other recent events to stifle free expression by Islamists and their apologists or appeasers.
I say, let’s take to the streets to show we mean business.
Anyone available for a rally on 11 February in the afternoon?
A press release will soon follow.