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Written by Student Rights on 9 December 2009 at 4pm

BBC reports on Hizb Ut-Tahrir speakers on Queen Mary Campus

BBC Hizb ut-Tahrir                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         When campaign group Student Rights heard about the talk it urged Queen Mary student union to cancel it. The union then discussed the event with the student society that organised it. A union spokesman said the society's members were adamant Hizb ut-Tahrir would not use the event to "espouse hateful views", but decided to find a new speaker to avoid controversy. But a spokesman for Student Rights said: "Hizb ut-Tahrir speakers have been known to condone suicide bombings and support Islamist movements which undertake terrorist acts such as Islamic Jihad. "This can be frightening and intimidating for the student body." He added: "On university campuses it is simply incomprehensible how such blatantly aggressive organisations can be invited to speak." Hizb ut-Tahrir made no comment.