When did we become so concerned with supporting those wishing to do us harm, than with those wishing to prevent harm being done to us?
Let’s be clear here, what Afsar has done by joining in allegiance with Hopkins is not something that will promote his cause, but damage it. It is an own goal.
But this isn’t about free speech, not really, this is about those on the left and even those on right that have no control over themselves when they hear something they disagree with.
The artwork was about Islam, and whether we like it or not, Islam can and should be challenged, scrutinised and expressed in however an individual wishes to.
Being treated equally means your protected characteristic is not used against you, but it also means you cannot use it against someone else.