Tory MP Charles Walker Makes Emotional Intervention In Louis Smith Suspension For Mocking Islam Row

“When people make fun of Christianity in this country, it rightly turns the other cheek,” he said.

“When a young gymnast, Louis Smith, makes fun of another religion widely-practiced in this county, he is hounded on Twitter, by the media and suspended by his association.

“For goodness sake, Mr Speaker, this man received death threats and we have all looked the other way.

“So my question to the Prime Minister is this: What is going on in this country because I no longer understand the rules?”

May responded that she “understood the level of concern” raised by Walker but that those exercising freedom of speech had to take responsibility for their action.

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