Double Standard for Extremism on UK Campuses?

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Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi (Photo: video screenshot)


Is there a double standard between Christianity and Islam on college campus in the UK?

The Christian Union was banned from advertising to incoming students at Oxford University’s Balliol College at the Freshers Fair, which sees student societies introduce themselves to new students. The organizer banned the group on the grounds that Christianity has been used as “an excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neo-colonialism,” saying the presence of the Christian Union might be “alienating” and could constitute a “microaggression.”

Following negotiations with the Christian Union, the college agreed to reinstate the group at this and future freshers’ fairs.

By contrast, students at some London universities were bombarded with leaflets from Islamist extremists.

Students received adverts for ILMFest, an event to be hosted at London’s O2 Arena featuring scholars from the Texas-based Al-Maghrib Institute. Some of the  preachers affiliated with Al-Maghrib have highly problematic views.

One such preacher, Omar Suleiman, called homosexuality a “disease” and a “repugnant shameless sin.” Another, Yasir Qadhi, is on record as saying, “definitely this is a part of our religion to stone the adulterer and to chop the head off of the sorcerer and so many other things, and to kill, by the way, the homosexual – this is also our religion.”

So what exactly is going on in the UK?

Seems like a serious double standard.



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