Written by Student Rights on 15 September 2015 at 6am

Huffington Post UK: National Union Of Students Accused Of Hypocrisy Over Invite To 'ISIS Apologists' Who Called Jihadi John 'Beautiful'

By Lucy Sherriff

7th September 2015

The National Union of Students has defended inviting one of the directors of CAGE - a group which said Jihadi John was a "beautiful man" - to speak at its events.

Moazzam Begg, the outreach director for the organisation, is due to speak at several events next month as part of the NUS' campaign against government anti-terrorism programmes.

Begg's appearances form part of a series of talks called 'Students Not Suspects', which has been organised jointly with the Federation of Islamic Societies (FOSIS), and University and College Union (UCU).