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Posted on Nov 28, 2013

Sheffield University

Sheffield University


The University of Sheffield’s Islamic Circle has featured extremist content such as videos, including a speech by Anwar Al-Awlaki, which glorify insurgents and encourage the belief that terrorism is a religious duty.[1]


Hamza Tzortzis spoke at Sheffield in February 2012, after being invited by the Islamic Circle.[2] Tzortzis told the audience that he was not homophobic because he only believed in punishment for practising homosexuals.[3] He has a history of recommending death as a punishment for homosexuality, as well as advocating female genital mutilation, marital rape, and describing staying at home as “one of the best things that a woman can do”.[4]


Sheffield’s Christian Union is backed by the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF).[5] The UCCF is an ultra-conservative organisation, banned from campuses including Birmingham and Exeter after concerns about equal opportunities policies.[6] [7] In November 2011, during an event named ‘Grill-a-Christian’, a Christian Union panelist condemned homosexuality as being morally wrong.[8] In both 2011 and 2012 the Christian Union presented a video of a so-called ‘ex-gay’ Christian Union member as having been ‘cured’ of the ‘illness’ of homosexuality.[9]



[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.





[9] Ibid.

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