Written by Student Rights on 11 January 2016 at 5am

Daily Mail: 'It's fine to hit a wife who doesn't please you': What Islamic cleric is telling students as he tours British universities unchallenged

By Lucy Osborne, Sandy Rashty, and Katherine Faulkner

9th January 2016

An Islamic cleric who defends domestic violence is among a string of extremist speakers touring British universities unchallenged, the Mail Investigations Unit can reveal.

Egyptian cleric Fadel Soliman spoke at five such events last year, using them to refer Muslim students to an online lecture series in which he speaks in favour of hitting women and outlines the Islamic case for sex slavery and polygamy.

Mr Soliman told students at Sheffield University that watching his lectures could be ‘a turning point’ in their lives.

In his extraordinary videos, he advises physical punishment for wives who have displeased their husbands, saying ‘the hitting must be done with a small stick’.