Yesterday evening, a talk on “Sharia Law and Human Rights” organised by the Atheism, Secularism and Humanism Society at Queen Mary, University London, had to be cancelled after threats of violence. As described here in the UK’s New Humanist” …
“Five minutes before the talk was due to start a man burst into the room holding a camera phone and for some seconds stood filming the faces of all those in the room. He shouted ‘listen up all of you, I am recording this, I have your faces on film now, and I know where some of you live’, at that moment he aggressively pushed the phone in someone’s face and then said ‘and if I hear that anything is said against the holy Prophet Muhammad, I will hunt you down.’ He then left the room and two members of the audience applauded.
“The same man then began filming the faces of Society members in the foyer and threatening to hunt them down if anything was said about Muhammad, he added that he knew where they lived and would murder them and their families …
Maryam Namazie also blogs about what happened here. Apparently the University’s security guard was a real plonker …
The University’s security guard – a real gem –arrived first only to blame the speaker and organisers rather than those issuing death threats. He said: ‘If you will have these discussions, what do you expect?’ Err, to speak without being threatened with death maybe?
Now that sounds a truly insane response from security.
What these Islamic nuts do not truly understand is that we will never ever bow down and submit to their delusional celestial dictatorship. This might indeed have caused a bit of disruption, but I and many others, will continue to speak out and openly criticize their utterly insane beliefs. We will not be intimidated.
Ideas and beliefs do not have rights, only people do. I’m quite happy for them to believe whatever they wish, but when they attempt to impose by threats of violence their insane beliefs upon others, they have crossed the line.
Hopefully the police will soon be calling to not only explain that threats of violence are illegal, but to also arrest then.
Oh and finally, if the cameraphone-wielding Nutter is reading this, I would like to take this opportunity to say that Mohammed the prophet (piss be upon him) was a real douchebag.