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Posted on Dec 3, 2013

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

In March 2012 a conference was held at Edinburgh Napier called ‘The Last Testament’, featuring speakers such as Asim Al-Hakeem, Hamza Tzortzis and Haitham Al-Haddad.[1] Al-Hakeem has described homosexuality as “an illness and something that Allah despises”, and he has stated on his website that the punishment for apostasy is death.[2] [3] Al-Haddad has described Jews as “the enemies of God, and the descendants of apes and pigs” and the Sharia court he presides over has ruled that “angels will curse” women who refuse to sleep with their husbands.[4] Tzortzis is a radical who has said Muslims “reject the idea of freedom of speech and even the idea of freedom”.[5] He has links to Hizb ut-Tahrir, which advertises some of his talks on its website.[6]

In September 2013, Edinburgh Napier hosted an iERA event called ‘The Eternal Challenge’.[7] The iERA is banned from UCL following their attempts to gender segregate an event there.[8] Its board of trustees includes Abdurraheem Green who talks of a Jewish stench and calls for the killing of homosexuals. Three of its speakers — Bilal Phillips, Zakir Naik and Hussein Yee – have been banned from entering the United Kingdom.[9] [10]

  


[1]http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1903/edinburgh_napier_university_hosts_superstar_lineup_of_extremists

[2] Ibid.

[3] http://www.assimalhakeem.net/node/1538

[4] https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/blog/article/1576/a-hate-preacher-gets-silenced

[5] http://www.theweek.co.uk/uk-news/52973/islam-extremists-new-generation-british-universities-hamza-tzortzis

[6] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7012827/Speaker-with-extremist-links-to-address-Detroit-bombers-former-student-group.html

[7] https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-eternal-challenge-edinburgh-tickets-7897492613s

[8] http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/15/ucl-bans-islamic-group-over-segregation

[9] http://www.iera.org.uk/about_us2.html

[10] http://standforpeace.org.uk/islamic-research-and-education-academy-iera/

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