The Hidden Menace

Jihadi John

Jihadi John

Britain’s universities are being placed under the microscope after the unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster in London. Once again the radicalization of Muslim students in such institutions is being questioned, and in my view not before time.

Jihadi John's Victims

Jihadi John’s Victims

It can now be proven that a third of all those convicted of terrorism offences in the UK over the last few years are university graduates, and ‘Jihadi John’ is the latest to come under scrutiny.  You will no doubt remember that he is the one who beheaded the western hostages on video that was broadcast around the world. Few will be able to forget these satanic images.

It is difficult for normal people to understand how any person could carry out a cold-blooded killing in such a manner and still be considered ‘human’. The shock and horror of his act sent shivers down many a spine.

A Vulnerable Seat Of Learning

A Vulnerable Seat Of Learning

But now in the aftermath people are taking a long hard look at our universities, for many young Muslims have been radicalized by visiting speakers who are known by the authorities but still invited to speak at seminars by university staff. If this is not exacerbating the problem I don’t know what is!

Westminster University said it was “shocked and sickened” by news that Emwazi had been named as the man in the black balaclava. However, since November 2011 the university has allowed 22 seminars addressed by external radical speakers.  In my view they should not be shocked at all, because it seems to me they are very much to blame for allowing these radical speakers on campus.

Seminar

Seminar

Academics, free speech campaigners and some politicians have all put forward the motion that it is better to air the views of radicals and challenge them than to drive them underground. But the big problem seems to be that no-one is challenging them, for these so-called debates are really a platform for the visiting speaker to air his views without debate.

Speakers at Westminster have included members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organisation that advocates unifying Muslim countries into an Islamic caliphate (for that we should perhaps read Islamic State i.e. I.S.), and amazingly two students who were supporters of the group were elected as student representatives.

One commentator, Anthony Glees of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at Buckingham University is reported to have said, “Under the camouflage of academic freedom and freedom of speech, we are giving opportunities to extremists to traipse around campuses delivering a message of hate.”

Extremist Cleric Haitham Al-Haddad

Extremist Cleric Haitham Al-Haddad

On the day that Emwazi was unmasked the university had approved a very controversial seminar with Islamic scholar Haitham al-Haddad who holds homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic views. The meeting was cancelled because his presence on campus was opposed by thousands of students. The Islamic Society at Westminster said of the cancelled seminar, “it was not involved in any extremist activity” and denounced the “media fervour” that led to the cancellation of the controversial talk it had organised for that evening.

al-Haddad was invited as guest speaker by the university’s interfaith adviser Yusuf Kaplan, who it turned out had studied under al-Haddad. Kaplan refused to comment, however a university spokesman said there was a “robust policy” in place to assess the suitability of external speakers. Yea Right! With so many radicals preaching hatred and sedition in Britain’s universities I fail to see how anyone could say that in public without cringing.

There can be little doubt that the people who run our universities need to be heavily scrutinized for they are without doubt the guilty ones when it comes to sedition in our universities. They are the ones who freely allow, and often invite dangerous Muslim clerics onto campus to address seminars of Muslim students.

These academics, professors and university staff give everyone the old twaddle that “these people are vetted” before allowing them on campus, but it seems to me they don’t do it very well.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - The Failed Underwear Bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – The Failed Underwear Bomber

We are not talking about ‘Free Speech’ here, we are talking about allowing, and even encouraging, radical Muslim clerics to take advantage of impressionable youth to further their Jihadist cause. The proof is in recent history in that many ex-students have gone on to become suicide bombers like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian “Underpants Bomber” who tried to blow up a plane on the way to Detroit in 2009. He was also a Westminster University graduate.

To me, inviting such people to speak in a university seminar is akin to inviting the Devil to give the sermon during a church service. How can these so-called ‘learned men’ who grace the top levels of our universities be so naive  as to invite known radicals to preach to students? The mind boggles!

Roy.

5 Responses to “The Hidden Menace”

    • Hi Lassy, welcome back. Glad you likes the post and thanks for re-blogging. I hope your readers liked the post.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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      • lassy Says:

        I think they like your posts very much ,without bloggers like you my blog would be like an empty room.Your posts are the people I invite in so that my readers may hear them.I like to share what I find interesting .Thank you for allowing me to re-blog !

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      • My pleasure Lassy – You are always welcome.

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