31 July 2015

Isis killer’s former university hosts 25 radical preachers

The London university attended by the Islamic State murderer Mohamed Emwazi has hosted the highest number of extremist or intolerant speakers over the past three years, a report claims.

The University of Westminster, where the terrorist known as “Jihadi John” gained a computer programming degree, offered a platform to radical speakers on 25 occasions between 2012 and 2014.

They included Shohana Khan and Adnan Khan, representatives from the hardline group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which promotes a caliphate ruled by Sharia. The government has threatened to ban it and it is on the National Union of Students’ “no-platform” list.

A Palestinian scholar who is alleged to have called homosexuality a “criminal act” spoke four times in four months, while other speakers promoting Islamist views were also given a platform. Uthman Lateef, a British preacher who has said, “We don’t accept homosexuality . . . we hate it because Allah hates it”, spoke in 2012. [The Times (£)] Read more