Written by Student Rights on 6 August 2015 at 9am

East London Advertiser: Queen Mary University under fire as ‘hotbed for Islamic extremism’

By Emma Youle

6th August 2015

New research has warned a “culture conducive” to non-violent extremism has emerged on campus at Queen Mary University of London, leaving students vulnerable to the influence of radical preachers.

The university has been singled out as among the “worst offenders” for hosting events involving extremist speakers at its campus in Mile End Road.

Our investigation has shown the list includes Dr Abdul Wahid, the chairman of the executive committee of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain, the pan Islamist movement which presses for restoration of the caliphate and introduction of Sharia law. It is banned by the National Union of Students and many student unions across the country.

The epicentre of activity is reputedly through a Queen Mary student group called the Ideological Society, described as a “front for Hizb ut-Tahrir”.