Written by Student Rights on 11 January 2016 at 5am

The Times: Student left for Syria after radical speech

By John Simpson

9th January 2015

A student who watched the head of a controversial rights group proclaim that Muslims were “feared and hated” in the West was arrested on suspicion of plotting to join Isis days later.

Mohamed Amoudi, 19, was held in Turkey with two 17-year-old schoolboys amid fears that they were travelling to Syria to wage jihad.

Days earlier, Mr Amoudi sat in the front row at an event organised by the rights group Cage, which gained notoriety for calling the Isis butcher dubbed Jihadi John a “beautiful young man”.

The group’s events opposing the government’s Prevent counter extremism strategy were yesterday made the subject of an inquiry by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.