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University cancels sharia exposé launch

University cancels sharia exposé launch

On November 4 we reported that University of West London would be the springboard today for a report about Islamic extremism on UK campuses. Today we learn that the university had cancelled the launch.

According to this National Secular Society report, concerns over “PR” and “balance” were given as reasons for the university chickening out of hosting the Sharia Watch UK (SWUK) event.

SWUK’s study has revealed the shocking reach of Islamist speakers on UK university campuses. It is peppered with examples of Islamist speakers making anti-Semitic remarks, deriding “Western” notions of Human Rights, advocating female genital mutilation and calling for a raft of strict sharia punishments like stoning adulterers to death.

The speakers in question (all male) have all materialised between February and July of 2014 at events on British university campuses.

They include men like Saleem Chagtai, who equated apostasy with “treason”, and “former atheist” Yusuf Chambers, pictured above, who:

Supports the death penalty for homosexuality.

Other men to have spoken at UK universities include Azzam Tamini, who described suicide bombing as “a noble cause” and told an audience that:

You shouldn’t be afraid of being labelled extreme, radical or terrorist.

Tamini is quoted as saying:

If fighting for your home land is terrorism, I take pride in being a terrorist. The Koran tells me if I die for my homeland, I’m a martyr and I long to be a martyr.

One of the common themes throughout the statements cited in the report is a complete rejection of any human-made law, in principle.  Murtaza Khan, whom Sharia Watch call a “staunch misogynist, Islamic supremacist, and anti-Semite”, argued that “the reality of Islamic law” is that:

It has come to supersede, to override all other ways of life.

Many of the men in question are affiliated with the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA), which is currently under investigation by the Charity Commission.

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain published research in May which labelled the organisation a hate group. It found iERA affiliated speakers had praised the Holocaust, advocated for the “divine mandate” of domestic abuse of women and called jihad a “responsibility” for all Muslims.

Aside from collating statements made by Islamist speakers, the Sharia Watch report also draws attention to the growing danger of:

Censorship that is widespread on UK campuses on matters deemed insulting to Islam.

This follows news last month that the National Union of Students had refused to condemn the Islamic State, after fears that the move could be seen as “Islamophobic”. A vote on a new motion with alternative wording is now to be considered, but the University of Exeter is already holding a student referendum on whether to disaffiliate from the NUS after the Union’s failure to condemn ISIS.

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Anne-Marie Waters, above, of Sharia Watch UK, said:

None of the information we have put together in this report should come as any surprise. For decades now, Islamists have had a tight grip on British universities – much of it propped up by Saudi Arabia. We’ve seen a rise in anti-Semitism – even from lecturers towards Jewish students – gender segregation, anti-Western rhetoric, and all of it is facilitated and defended by a Left-wing elitism within student unions.

Waters added

It is high time it was acknowledged and tackled, and it is time we recognised the impact that Islam on campus is having on young British Muslims, and their increasing contribution to global terrorism.

The National Secular Society, which campaigns for the separation of Church and State, said:

The prevalence of Islamist speakers on UK campuses is extremely disturbing. Attempts to undermine, or replace, the institutions of the British state with parallel sharia systems must be exposed.

The Sharia Watch research also takes note of formalised links between British universities and the Islamic world, and the large number of donations to UK institutions from majority Muslim countries.

The report cites the example of the London School of Economics, who accepted a gift of £1.5 million from Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and names Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, University College London, the London School of Economics, Exeter, Dundee, and City University as recipients of donations from “Arab and Muslim donors”.

The “Learning Jihad” dossier raises concerns that these donations are influencing the teaching at recipient universities, and serving to promote Islamism in British institutions.

The report is due to be released on the Sharia Watch UK website tomorrow, November 13.

Hat tip: Adam Tjaavk & BarrieJohn

19 responses to “University cancels sharia exposé launch”

  1. Adam Tjaavk says:

    Sharia Watch UK report: University of West London
    cancels event about student radicalisation
    Lawyers’ Secular Society

    http://lawyerssecularsociety.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/sharia-watch-uk-report-university-of-west-london-cancels-event-about-student-radicalisation/

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  2. 1859 says:

    The Nazis used very similar tactics throughout the higher educational establishment in 1930s Germany. Academics gave lectures on the racial superiority of the arian races – supporting this bullshit with all kinds of bogus diagrams and archaeological ‘evidence’. The whole rationale was simply to give their disgusting agenda some academic and social respectability. That is what those with an islamist agenda are doing in UK universities – trying to give their disgusting ideas some academic/social respectibility. They should be seen and denounced for what they are – bigoted fascists.

  3. Adam Tjaavk says:

    1] Arianism, a Christian heresy first
    proposed early in the 4th century.

    2] Aryan, prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European.
    The word Iran is the Persian word for land/place of the Aryans.

    3] Aryan, Nazi racist bullshit.

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  4. R Pilotte says:

    Islam…nothing but fucking trouble. Islamists think they are the creme de la fucking creme of all that is right and good. Well the fact is that islam is a heap of festering dog shite in which its self hating, beggared, underachieving, halfwit shitehawk adherents wallow and into which they want to to drag everyone else. What islamists do…they just fuck everything up and smash burn spoil and murder. No pack of islamist thickos could every land a probe onto a comet… no matter how hard they pray to their imaginary chief shitehawk. Islamist philosophy…”I am a worthless piece of shite, repulsive to women, loathed and self loathing, with a chip on my shoulder, bigotted, with a mind totally constipated by islamic bullshit ideology,trained to be unhappy and to live a sour worthless joyless existence….and I hate everything and every one else because of this so I will make a complete arse of myself and fuck up everything so that no one else can have a pleasant fulfilled meaningful worthwhile existence either…so fuck you”. Islam…the shit stain in the underpants of the world. Islam..the dog turd on the pavement of the world. Islam…the festering pus filled piles in the arsehole of the world. Challenge me on these assertions and I will ask you if my words are as bad as the murders and hate crimes that muslims have committed in the time it has taken you to read them?

  5. Philip Smeeton says:

    The Muslims are successfully shutting down free speech. Aided and abetted by the followers of the other totalitarian ideology, those that used to be called communists. They are petty psychopaths that are willing to do anything to fufill their desire for absolute power; including converting to Islam. Some may think that they can ally themselves with Islam, but they will die the Halal way.

  6. Philip Smeeton says:

    Take an objective look at Islam, not clouded by hatred of Nazis, what do you see? A new sort of Nazi?, something far worse, a religious fanatic. The same Jew hatred, the same totalitarianism, the same determination to exterminate those considered unworthy to live. Do you really, watching the news every day, still believe in the moderate Muslim or that it is the religion of peace. It is coming and it is coming to take you and those that you hold dear. When you defend it you support it, its whole murderous being, or do you also desire that those that you disapprove of deserve to die? We have to rid our shores of this terrible creed.

  7. Cali Ron says:

    When I was a child in sunday brainwashing, er, school they taught us to spread the good word. Well it’s time to spread the truth about religion. It’s all bad, but currently, radical islam is the most despicable and most dangerous. The civilized world needs to be educated about the true danger of complacency and acceptance of such radical beliefs. I don’t advocate fear mongering, but some fear of real threats is healthy and wise.

  8. 1859 says:

    @ Cali Ron:
    I couldn’t agree more – what seems to be happening in some sections of UK society is an unhealthy reticence to criticise islam for fear of being labelled an islamophobic racist. This reticence comes all too naturally to those with a liberal, ‘live-and-let-live’ temperament – the last thing such tolerant people want is to be accused of racism. Unfortunately it appears that islam is extremely adept at exploiting such tolerance in people who are afraid to speak out and denounce what is happening. I’m not,of course, advocating open warfare against the religion of ‘peace’ but some sort of coordinated resistance is clearly needed.Islam is not a religion as we in the west traditionally understand the term. Islam is an over-arching way of life, a theocratic dictatorship whose goal is to dominate every aspect of civil society and government – as it already does in the Middle East. This is not new – it’s what all religions want, if only they could achieve it. Islam, like all religions, must be attacked at their very core, and that means to keep on and on pointing out that there is no evidence whatsoever for the existence of a god – their god or anyone else’s. God is a man-made fiction and so is religion – their religion or anyone else’s.

  9. Ex Patriot says:

    All I can say us that I agree with the comments written here., Religion is a evil, foul pox on the world and mankind and needs to be dealt with accordingly.

  10. andym says:

    Islamism is all of these things. Most of my disgust is for the useful idiots who allow these speakers on campus and then ban an event attempting to expose them.

  11. Broga says:

    Meanwhile our brave politicians sit in their Westminster comfort, snouts in the tax funded trough, plan on getting re elected and do nothing.

  12. L.Long says:

    As shown here the Nazis used this tactic and for those who don’t read history (most politicians) the %&((*^ xtians tried this from around 300 to 1700 and pretty much succeeded. But between infighting and the rise of science (which works) they got slapped down. Now we can see the same BS being done by the IsLame. People have to wake up and smell the BS because the BS is starting to smell like a lot of blood. Just follow their actions in other countries and you know what is coming.

  13. Paul Cook says:

    Islam will see this a triumph for freedom of speech.

    Theirs.

  14. John says:

    What I do not understand is why critics of Islam do not query the very existence of Allah and Mohamed. Allah does not and never has existed.
    There are very distinct questions as to whether or not the manufactured version of Mohamed handed down over centuries ever existed either.
    Like Moses and Jesus, Mohamed is a largely mythical construct.
    Why do successive governments and large parts of the establishment think they can continue to use religion as a cheap form of social control?
    Over and over again, they lose control of these fundamentalist idiots and the establishment seems incapable of understanding why this is.
    A simple commitment to secularism and a secular society is all that is needed to avoid seeing forms of extremism in the UK – so why do the politicians and others in the establishment insist on religious indoctrination in our schools and universities?

  15. Broga says:

    @John: Spot on. Provide the facts, expose the lack of evidence and criticise the religious bullshit. Instead we get money heaped on faith schools.

  16. Adam Tjaavk says:

    New Report by Sharia Watch UK

    Learning Jihad – full report
    Islamists in British Universities

    http://www.shariawatch.org.uk/articles/learning-jihad-full-report#.VGTdVfmsVr0

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  17. Rob Andrews says:

    The best critique on the subject of Islam, is the book:”Why I’m not a Muslim”. by Ibn Warraq

    “Philosophy has questions that may never be answered; religion has answers that may never be questioned”.

  18. Adam Tjaavk says:

    Learning Jihad: the Sharia Watch UK report
    with Charlie Klendjian’s comments from
    Lawyers’ Secular Society

    http://lawyerssecularsociety.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/learning-jihad-read-the-sharia-watch-uk-report/

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  19. gedediah says:

    The religious should be allowed access to univerities to put forward their views and the rest of us should be allowed to call them out on their evil bullshit. That’s what free speech is about, isn’t it?