Daily Mail: Students invite radical Islamic speakers to over 110 events in a year despite the Government’s terror crackdown

Radical Islamic speakers have been invited to more than 100 events hosted by student societies over the past year despite a government crackdown. ​A new report reveals the speakers were invited to speak to undergraduates at elite institutions including Oxford, Warwick and Manchester.In total, guests with a record of preaching extreme views were given access […]

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The Telegraph: Extremist speakers are still visiting universities. Here is how we can challenge them

This week, tens of thousands of students will begin at university. Yet rather than the pleasure of university, the focus is once again on the dangers posed by the presence of radical speakers on British campuses. New steps are needed to strike the right balance between freedom of expression, and safeguarding young minds from extremism. […]

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The Telegraph: School of Oriental and African Studies hosted more extreme speakers in past year than any other university, report finds

The School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) has hosted more extreme speakers and events in the past academic year than any other university in the country, a new report has found. The prestigious London university, which is well-known for its liberal outlook, held 14 events that featured speakers with extreme Islamic views, according to […]

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SOAS plays host to anti-Israel activist Jackie Walker

On Wednesday 13 September, the Khalili Lecture Theatre at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) hosted a performance entitled ‘The Lynching’ with controversial anti-Israel activist Jackie Walker. The event was advertised as “a one-woman show” and was co-hosted by SOAS Palestine Society and a group calling itself ‘Free Speech on Israel’. This was […]

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‘Safeguarding Against Extremism in Higher Education’: Conference Review

Last week, Public Policy Exchange held a conference on extremism at the Strand Palace Hotel. The conference, entitled ‘Safeguarding Against Extremism in Higher Education: Preventing Hate and Protecting Freedoms’, featured distinguished speakers from a variety of fields, including law, academia, and the civil service. It gave an invaluable insight into the current legislation surrounding extremism […]

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