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Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Goldsmiths College

Goldsmiths College


In February 2012, the Goldsmiths’ Islamic Society held a panel debate entitled ‘Is There Rational Proof for Belief in a Creator?’ [1] One of the Muslim speakers invited was Hassan Choudray, a Hizb ut-Tahrir ‘sympathiser’.[2]


Shakeel Begg, the Islamic Chaplain of Goldsmiths, has been quoted in the Times voicing support for terrorist attacks against Israel.[3] Begg describes jihad as the “greatest of deeds”.[4]

Extremist Speakers

  • Abdur Raheem Green[5], a British presenter and lecturer, as well as chairman of the iERA. He has advocated domestic violence, saying that a husband has the right to “apply some type of physical force” against his wife.[6] He has also argued, “Islam is not compatible with democracy”.[7] He has expressed support for the killing of adulterers and homosexuals.[8] Green has also written posts in support of convicted terrorist Ali Tamimi.[9] [10]
  • Hamza Tzortzis[11], a lecturer and reportedly a former member of Hizb ut-Tahrir.[12] He has said that “we as Muslims reject the idea of freedom of speech, and even the idea of freedom”, and that Muslims should strive to re-establish the Islamic caliphate, where “this idea of freedom was redundant, it was unnecessary”.[13] Tzortzis wants to criminalise homosexuality, which he has likened to paedophilia and cannibalism.[14]




[2] Ibid.




[7] Ibid.




[11] Ibid.


[13] Ibid.


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