Entitled ‘Answer the Call’, and focusing on genocide in the Central African Republic, the event invites show extreme speakers continue to appear on UK campuses with ease.
Lateef, director of the Hittin Institute, is a speaker frequently criticised for his intolerant views.
He has reportedly claimed: “[Muslims] are not homophobic, we just hate homosexual acts”, and attacked “democratic Islam” – saying: “if we are teaching the way of life of the disbelievers, of the kuffar, Allah will bring humiliation on us.”
This is not the first time that the Kingston University Islamic Society has hosted intolerant speakers either.
He has also claimed Shia believe “killing the Sunni is to raise your rank in Paradise, [and] raping a Sunni woman is a matter that pleases Allah”.
Student Rights hopes that, if Lateef and Kempson do speak tonight, university staff will be in attendance to ensure they do not have unchallenged platform to express extreme views.
We also hope they will be held accountable for their past opinions and that the Islamic Society will consider these views when they plan future events to be held on campus.