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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]

Faculty

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]

 

 


[1]http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1856/goldsmiths_debate_to_feature_hizb_ut_tahrir_sympathiser

[2] Ibid.

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewV_wV4Ccbk

[5] http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1474/same_old_same_old_at_goldsmiths_university_isoc

[6] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7889631.stm

[7] Ibid.

[8] http://www.islamsgreen.org/islams_green/2006/02/terrible_and_br.html

[9] http://www.islamsgreen.org/islams_green/2006/10/free_ali_tamimm.html

[10] http://www.islamsgreen.org/islams_green/2006/08/wag_the_dog.html

[11] Ibid.

[12] http://standforpeace.org.uk/hamza-tzortzis/

[13] Ibid.

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

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