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Posted on Nov 28, 2013

South Bank University

South Bank University


Zacarias Moussaoui

Zacarias Moussaoui, who is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the September 11 attacks, attended South Bank from 1993-1995, earning a masters in International Business.[1]


Islamic Society

A 2012 report by Student Rights highlighted the fact that South Bank’s Islamic Society had been sharing videos of Anwar Al-Awlaki on its Facebook page.[2] According to the report, Al-Awlaki was promoted on the account nine times between November 2011 and January 2012, and his videos elicited responses such as “so many lessons”.[3]  The material has subsequently been removed and the Society has posted a statement condemning extremism.[4]

In January 2012, the South Bank Islamic Society hosted Murtaza Khan at an event called ‘The Reality of this Dunya’.[5] Khan was filmed for a Channel 4 documentary describing Jews as “enemies” of Muslims, and has called homosexuality an ‘abominable action’ which should be punished by death.[6] [7]

Haitham Al-Haddad appeared at South Bank Islamic Society’s annual dinner in 2009.[8] Al-Haddad has referred to Jews as “the enemies of God, and the descendants of apes and pigs” and that Jews and Christian should be hated and avoided.[9] He supports the death penalty for apostates and stated, “Muslims should rule the entire planet with this Islamic law”.[10]


Dr Issa Chaer, a lecturer in the engineering faculty at South Bank, runs the Syrian Social Club, a regime supporter’s group.[11] Chaer has appeared on Assad-friendly television channels, including Iranian station Press TV, to defend the regime.[12]



[3] Ibid.



[6] Ibid.




[10] Ibid.



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