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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]


Academics

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]



[1] http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/oct/06/september11.usa1

[2]http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1854/online_radicalisation_a_case_study

[3] Ibid.

[4]http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1865/sheffield_hallam_islamic_society_share_anwar_al_awlaki_video

[5] http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/1871/the_reality_of_murtaza_khan

[6] Ibid.

[7]http://www.studentrights.org.uk/article/2017/london_met_isoc_and_the_promotion_of_murtaza_khan

[8] http://hurryupharry.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/haddad-south-bank-2009.jpg

[9] http://hurryupharry.org/2012/02/07/haitham-al-haddad-will-not-appear-at-lse-isoc/

[10] Ibid.

[11]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10293677/Ed-Milibands-friends-of-Assad.html

[12] http://www.presstv.com/detail/231167.html

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