UK professors’ union won’t report campus jihadis
posted at 9:34 pm on May 28, 2007 by Allahpundit
But of course. Jihad is the vanguard of radical dissent; to report it would be positively McCarthyist, even though the defense always offered for American communists, in stark contrast to the mujahedeen, is that they sought peaceful change through traditional political channels.
And to think, some people believe there’s a leftist/Islamist alliance.
Academics are threatening to derail a Government drive to root out Islamic extremists on university campuses.
The University and College Union, will ask its 120,000 members to refuse to take part in the Government-led “witch hunt”…
[A government report] asks lecturers to vet Islamic preachers who have been invited to campuses, ensure that “hate literature” is not distributed among students and report suspicious behaviour to police.
But at the UCU annual conference in Bournemouth, lecturers will warn of a “recent rise” in racism and its “apparent promotion by Government policies”.
Academics at the union’s London Metropolitan University branch will say that “increasingly restrictive measures and the xenophobic language surrounding them” has led to an increase in racist attacks on Muslims.
“Islamophobia and the attempts at increased surveillance on Muslim communities are not only encouraging racist and xenophobic tendencies in Britain but are also leading to measures that threaten civil liberties,” they will warn.
One intel expert interviewed by the Telegraph estimates extremists are at work on no less than 25 campuses. Here’s a little background reading for you, also courtesy of the Telegraph, as first published some nine months ago. Last September, in an article about jihadist terror camps run by hook-handed wackjob cleric Abu Hamza, the Observer noted that “Many of those attending the camps are thought to belong to radical Muslim societies based on university campuses.”
Hmmm. “The University and College Union,” huh? Where have I heard that name mentioned recently?