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UK: Islamism on campus

Thursday 28 January 2016, by siawi3

Source: http://ex-muslim.org.uk/

Jan 26, 2016

NEW CASE STUDY: ISLAMISM ON CAMPUS

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has today published a case study on the Islamic Societies at Trinity College Dublin, Warwick University and Goldsmiths University where attempts were made to restrict or bar our spokesperson Maryam Namazie from speaking in 2015.

The case study shows that the Islamic Societies at the three universities in question are clearly promoting Islamist values through hate preachers who condone Sharia Law, Islamic states, and the death penalty for apostasy.

The study is only an example of a widespread problem – which is the normalisation and legitimisation of Islamism on university campuses.

CEMB calls on universities and Student Unions to unequivocally defend free expression, including by removing policies which restrict and censor free expression, such as safe space policies, so that apostates and dissenters can confront Islamism on campuses with a progressive counter-narrative.

You can read the new case study here: http://ex-muslim.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Islamism-Case-Study-FINAL.pdf.

It is important to note that apostasy and blasphemy are not abstract theological debates but a matter of life and death for many across the globe:

http://ex-muslim.org.uk/2016/01/apostasy-and-blasphemy-are-basic-human-rights/.