a ‘blasphemous’ pineapple called Mohammed

University atheist society ordered out of freshers’ fair for displaying ‘blasphemous’ pineapple called Mohammed

  • Reading union staff claimed fruit caused ‘distress and upset’ to other students
  • University accused of ‘pandering to the hurt feelings of the devout’

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 18:03 GMT, 4 October 2012 | UPDATED: 20:13 GMT, 4 October 2012

 

Offending fruit: An atheist society at Reading University were ejected from the freshers' fair after displaying a pineapple labelled with the name of the Prophet MohammedOffending fruit: An atheist society at Reading University were ejected from the freshers’ fair after displaying a pineapple labelled with the name of the Prophet Mohammed

A group of atheist students were thrown out of their freshers’ fair because they included a pineapple labelled ‘Mohammed’ on their stall.

The Reading University Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society (RAHS) said they wanted to celebrate free speech and promote their upcoming debate ‘Should we respect religion?’

But they were ordered to remove the offending fruit by union staff who said their actions were causing ‘upset and distress’ to a number of Muslim students and other societies.

RAHS refused, citing that they had labelled the pineapple after the Islamic prophet to ‘encourage discussion about blasphemy, religion, and liberty’.

A spokesman said: ‘We wanted 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.’

8 Replies to “a ‘blasphemous’ pineapple called Mohammed”

  1. Well at least we’ve got some Atheists standing up for freedom for a change instead of pampering to Islam and wasting time bashing Christianity like they usually do.

    Just as a matter of interest, here’s a question for you all?
    Why is it offensive to name teddy bears or pineapples Mohammed, but not offensive for a filthy unwashed wife-beating lowlife to be called Mohammed?
    Half the World’s Muslim men are named after the pedo-prophet. How does this work then?

  2. Actually I think I can answer my own question…..
    Pineapples and teddy bears are nice sweet things, it is inappropriate to name them Mohammed.
    Filthy unwashed wife-beaters, now that’s a different story.

  3. I wonder why our forbears bothered to fight the Nazis if all it was for, was for this generation to hand over hard fought freedoms to the barbaric ideology of Islam.

    Time is coming soon when we have to choose whether we want Muslims in the West.

  4. Softly Bob says: “Well at least we’ve got some Atheists standing up for freedom for a change instead of pampering to Islam and wasting time bashing Christianity like they usually do.”

    Exactly

    The pump is priming it isn’t primed yet

  5. But you know they do find the world Allah on pieces of fruit. An Allah tomato is available on Google images. I believe if they had put the word Allah on the Pinapple that would have been ok.

  6. The atheists need to sue. After getting prayer out of public school and getting creches and menorahs taken down, it’s about time they set their sights on islam.

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