Letter from Professor Abdus Salam to Michael Roll (October 14, 1982): Excommunication from Islam

Professor Salam's handwritten letter to Michael Roll reads as follows:
"You will be interested to know that officially, I have been already excommunicated from Islam by the orthodox priests in Pakistan. However I do believe in Allah and in worship - but as something personal and not institutional.
I hope your book is published. It's much needed - as much against Christian as against Muslim priests. How marvellous Bertrand Russell was to write on this subject."

Letter from The Law Commission to Michael Roll (June 22, 1982): Blasphemous Libel

In his letter, R. H. Streeten writes:
"We have noted that you agree with the abolition of the common law offence of blasphemous libel."

Letter from Bishop George Appleton to Michael Roll (March 26, 1982): The Suppression of Knowledge

In his letter, Bishop Appleton writes:
"I echo your comment about most Christian funerals, and do my best whenever I take one to assure the continuing existence and perhaps spiritual presence at the funeral itself."

Letter from Michael Roll to The Daily Telegraph (January 29, 1982)

A Radical Rascal - a short piece disparaging Kenneth Griffith’s television documentary about Thomas Paine was published in The Daily Telegraph on January 23, 1982.

Michael Roll’s response - Rebel with a cause - was published on January 29, 1982.