03 December 2015

Goldsmiths' Islamic Society students disrupt human rights activist's speech

A renowned human rights campaigner has told how she was "intimidated" by Muslim students at a London university during a talk on radical Islam.

Members of the Goldsmiths University Students Union’s Islamic Society switched off a projector and heckled as Maryam Namazie delivered a lecture on Monday evening.

The students disrupted the speech, entitled ‘Apostasy, blasphemy and free expression in the age of Isis’, because they claimed it “violated their safe space”.

Footage of the lecture showed one student getting out of his seat and switching off a projector when a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad was displayed. [Evening Standard] Read more