Atheist students are losing their faith in free speech

The University of Sheffield Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (SASH) has turned down a suggestion by a student to invite Maryam Namazie to speak at the university. The reason? Her ‘hard anti-Islamist approach’ is not ‘conducive’ to the direction that the society wishes to go in.
This isn’t a wind-up. Not only is the suggestion that you can be ‘too hard’ on Islamism baffling, but the fact that this statement came from an atheist, secularist and humanist society is almost beyond parody.

  • Martin B

    Fear off offending the Muzz outweighs faith in free speech on every campus everywhere these days.

    • Seems so.

    • Exile1981

      fear of muslims going all jihadi is why they are cowering.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    How can they justify their pretzel logic?

  • H

    “This incident is yet another example of the conflation of Islamism (the ideology) [with] Islam (the religion) ….” Sigh: Islamism/Islam – this is an artificial distinction. They are the two words for the very same thing.

    “[And] most Muslims hate and reject all forms of Islamism.” Wrong again (buzzer sound). So sick of hearing these pathetic lies from progressives too afraid to confront the truth.

  • Ed

    You can always tell when the left thinks it has a stranglehold on the culture. That’s when “free speech” is no longer useful, since they now have the power.