Students Ban Liberal Muslim, Host CAGE Islamist On SAME DAY

This is SOAS, (School of Oriental and African Studies) we are talking about here. About as PC as you can get. From Breitbart.

An outspoken Muslim journalist who advocates a sexual revolution” in the Islamic world has reportedly been “no platformed” by a Student Union (SU). The students deny this, claiming officers were “tired” and preferred “dialogue” to allowing her to speak alone.

Despite allegedly banning journalists Mona Eltahawy, London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is proudly hosting Asim Qureshi of the Salafist ‘human rights’ group CAGE tonight at an event called “Islamophobia and British values”.

However, in an official statement the SU denied that they had voted to “no platform” her. After an online backlash began they changed their account, claimed that following “discussions” they concluded she could speak only on the basis she was challenged by opposing speakers via a “panel discussion to create a dialogue”.

However, organising the panel proved far too much for the students. They said the event “meant more workload (sic)” as well as claiming there was “no suitable room available on that specific date We simply physically and emotionally could not organise an event”, they stated.

Mr. Qureshi has personally described the ISIS executioner Jihadi John as a “beautiful”, “kind” and “humble” man.

Liberal Muslim Ms. Eltahawy is unpopular with many conservative Muslims after writing books such as Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution and speaking out against sexual violence in the Islamic world and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in her native Egypt.

The SU’s version of events was further undermined when “Co-President of Welfare and Campaigns” Tom King, tweeted: “Through this current situation, I absolutely defend our right to decline to invite people into our spaces.”

Many were less than convinced. The government’s extremism adviser Maajid Nawaz tweeted: “My alma-mater SOAS bans Mona Eltahawy who campaigns for Arab sexual revolution, yet allows pro-jihadists CAGE… Shameful ‘safe-space’ culture running rampant.”

Maryam Namazie, a secular campaigner and founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims who was recently banned from the University of Warwick because she could “insult” religion, tweeted: “They won’t let [Mona Eltahawy] and I speak but they’ll lay the red carpet for misogynist Islamists any day. A politics of betrayal”.


3 Responses

  1. Question to Esmerelda Weatherwax: Are you simply reporting these details, or do you also believe that Mona Eltahawy, Maajid Nawaz, and Myriam Namazie are “liberal Muslims”?

  2. Mona Eltahawy is not herself an unambiguous supporter of free speech: she vandalisied Pamela Geller’s ‘Support Israel, defeat Jihad’ posters in New York.

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