A website set up as a platform for Conservative Party supporters to debate Tory issues has found itself at the centre of a freedom of speech controversy.
A contributor has been suspended from his job as community affairs manager with the mobile phone company Orange after comments he made on the ConservativeHome website.
Inigo Wilson posted a "Lefty Lexicon" in which he defined "Islamophobic" as: "Anyone who objects to having their transport blown up on the way to work."
His definitions, which also include a description of Palestinians as "archetypal ‘victims’, no matter how many teenagers they murder in bars and fast-food outlets", led to a campaign on the forum website of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee encouraging people to complain to Mr Wilson’s employer, the Orange mobile phone company. Initially, Orange replied to complainants saying: "Though we respect the right of our employees to do so, Orange does not hold or express opinions on such matters, therefore the article you referenced does not in any way represent the views of our organisation."
Obviously satire that strikes a never is true satire. It is the truth of the jab that annoys. This story is rather scary in how the intimidation tactic of going after some bodies employer instead of responding via an argument shows us how multiculturalism will be used by some to force one acceptable culture.