Berkeley Vs. Bill: FSM Turns In Its Grave

November 4, 2014

By Sean Collins at sp!ked

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, are demanding that the administration ‘disinvite’ comedian Bill Maher who had been asked to be the commencement ceremony speaker in December. An online petition from the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Coalition (MEMSA) declares that Maher ‘has made statements that are blatantly bigoted and racist’, in particular about Islam. Examples of ‘hate speech’ cited by the petitioners include Maher’s recent statement that ‘Islam is the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will fucking kill you if you say the wrong thing’...

Schools: University of California, Berkeley Cases: Nationwide: Colleges Across the Country Disinvite Commencement Speakers