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Written by Student Rights on 9 May 2011 at 3pm

Liverpool University used as distribution hub for pro-suicide bombing leaflets?

L41-2 UPDATE: 11 May 2011 - A University of Liverpool spokesperson said: “The University of Liverpool runs an optional course for medical students on social exclusion issues in health from a global, national and local perspective. 

It has been suspended following a complaint which is being investigated.”

It has been reported that Liverpool University has suspended one of its medical courses following complaints that 'pro-suicide bombing' leaflets have been distributed by a lecturer during a university lecture. The leaflets, produced by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign allegedly contain a section entited, "Terrorism or Resistance," and claims that suicide bombers were acting in "utter despair", responding to "servitude, expulsion or annihilation".

There have been calls for a legal examination of the incident, presumably utilising the law against the glorification of terrorism. It has been reported that the lecture was part of an elective course, although there is some confusion about this.  A newspaper article has singled out the organisation, 'Healthy Inclusion' and a course run by Dr. Joseph O'Neill.  Student Rights are currently investigating.

A university spokesperson said: "The University of Liverpool runs an optional course for medical students on social exclusion issues in health from a global, national and local perspective. It has been suspended following a complaint which is being investigated." More to follow...