Student union blocks speech by ‘inflammatory’ anti-sharia activist

Sep 27, 2015 by

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Warwick University union says Maryam Namazie could incite hatred on campus if allowed to take up secularist society invitation

A human rights campaigner has been barred from speaking at Warwick University after organisers were told she was “highly inflammatory and could incite hatred”.

Maryam Namazie, an Iranian-born campaigner against religious laws, had been invited to speak to the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists Society next month. But the student union blocked the event, telling the society that Namazie’s appearance could violate its external speaker policy.

In an email to the society’s president, Benjamin David, a student union official said the decision had been taken “because after researching both her [Namazie] and her organisation, a number of flags have been raised”.

Source: Student union blocks speech by ‘inflammatory’ anti-sharia activist | Education | The Guardian

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