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Written by Student Rights on 8 June 2012 at 7pm

Roadside2Islam hosted at London South Bank University

At London South Bank University (LSBU) tonight Roadside2Islam, an organisation that Student Rights have highlighted in the past, will be hosting an event called ‘Allah Tests Those he Loves’. This will include a number of speakers and will be presented by Abu Bakr Islam, the founder of the organisation.

Roadside2Islam previously hosted an event at LSBU in January 2012 which featured Murtaza Khan as the main speaker, a man who has stated that homosexuality is an “abominable action which goes against humanity” and that the correct punishment for such acts is death.

In 2007 he was recorded saying that “we have become Jews in our clothing, Jews in our eating, Jews in everything that we do, and the other half is Christian in everything we do. Muslims are following one of these accursed nations. And people are still not waking up to understand the fact that these people are enemies towards us”.

This divisive rhetoric also led him to ask his audience “for how long do we have to see our mothers, sisters and daughters having to uncover themselves before these filthy non-Muslim doctors?

As well as supporting hate preachers like Khan, the Roadside2Islam website also contains a number of disturbing statements.

In response to a question asking about a marriage proposal from a suitor who neglects his prayer, the website saysif the suitor does not pray at all, whether in congregation or alone, then he is a kaafir who is beyond the pale of Islam who must be asked to repent.

It then goes on to say that “If he repents and starts to pray, then Allaah will accept his repentance if it is sincerely for the sake of Allaah, otherwise he should be executed as a kaafir and apostate”.

In the same case the website also states that “You should note that it is not permissible for you to marry her [the question asker’s sister] to a kaafir”.

These intolerant and violent attitudes, and the endorsement of a man like Murtaza Khan, should be enough to raise questions about Roadside2Islam’s presence on campus. We would urge the university to ensure that a member of staff is present at the event, and hope that any students who attend challenge Abu Bakr Islam on his organisation’s views.