International Business Times: An imam accused of calling for gays to be killed is coming to speak in London

A Memphis-based prominent imam, due to speak at an Islamic conference in London in November, has strongly rejected claims that he advocates for the death of homosexuals. To burnish his tolerant credentials, he calls for the prosecution of those who try to forcefully implement “Islamic law in our countries and Western lands”. Full story…

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Daily Mail: Freshers’ fair students are bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who call for homosexuals to be killed and say the punishment for mocking Allah is death

University students are being bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who have called for homosexuals to be killed. Student societies across London have distributed posters featuring organisations which have promoted extremist beliefs. The freshers’ fairs, hosted by student unions on university campuses in September and October, allow a range of societies to hand out promotional […]

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Student Voice: The student left’s broken moral compass

Following last week’s events at Goldsmiths College, Queen Mary student Tom Owolade has written on the failure of the Goldsmiths Feminist and LGBTQ Societies to stand with Maryam Namazie, and their expressions of solidarity with students responsible for the disruption. This article is cross-posted below, and all views are his own, and do not necessarily […]

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Afsana Kayum and online extremism at UEL

On Monday 16 March Afsana Kayum, a student at the University of East London (UEL), was jailed for 18 months for possession of a record containing information contrary to the Terrorism Act. This referred to a number of issues of Inspire, an online magazine published by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which were discovered […]

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‘Ten years of HHUGS’ highlight off-campus concerns

This weekend the charity Helping Households under Great Stress (HHUGS) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a gender segregated event at an unannounced London venue. Promoted on Facebook by the Islamic Societies at Kingston University and the University of Westminster, this shows how online networks can expose students to extreme groups and individuals. HHUGS encouraged […]

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