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Today, I want to talk about freedom of speech. Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Then I’ll begin.

This story came up a couple of weeks ago. It involved the Atheist Society at Reading University and their display of a pineapple named after You-Know-Who.

“Among the material displayed on our stall was a pineapple. We labelled this pineapple ‘Mohammed’, to encourage discussion about blasphemy, religion, and liberty, as well as to celebrate the fact that we live in a country in which free speech is protected, and where it is lawful to call a pineapple by whatever name one chooses.

Towards the end of the afternoon, we were informed by a member of RUSU staff that there had been complaints about the pineapple, despite the fact that no complaints had been made at any point to anybody on the stall. Our commitment to freedom of expression meant that we refused to…

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