Are we not allowed to mock religions?

And speaking of non-violent Isamism, and the clueless non-Muslims who enforce it on the rest of us – the Guardian reports that the British gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended from British Gymnastics for two months for making jokes about Islam.

Louis Smith has been banned for two months after a video emerged in which he and fellow gymnast Luke Carson were appeared to mock Islam.

Smith, who won a silver medal for Great Britain on the pommel horse in Rio, was filmed with Carson shouting “Allahu Akbar” and mimicking a praying pose. Carson has been given a reprimand by British Gymnastics which will stay on his record for two years.

Did this happen at a public event where he was representing British Gymnastics? If so I could maybe see why they would ask him not to do that again.

But no, it didn’t – it happened at a friend’s wedding. Wouldn’t you think that would be absolutely none of British Gymnastic’s business? Wouldn’t you wonder why that video “emerged” at all?

Smith apologised for the incident, which took place at a friend’s wedding. “I am deeply sorry,” he wrote in a message on Twitter. “I am not defending myself, what I did was wrong. I want to say sorry for the deep offense I have caused and to my family who have also been affected by my thoughtless actions.

“I recognised the severity of my mistake and hope it can be used as an example of how important it is to respect others at all times. I have learnt a valuable life lesson and I wholeheartedly apologise.”

I think it’s much more an example of how important it is not to trust anyone at a party because maybe they will film you and then send the film to the media if you do anything the media might pretend to be shocked by.

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