Student Islamic Society; open radicalism at City University

Strike up another one for the PC crowd. At City University London, decades of touchy-feely liberalism aimed at creating a utopian world of acceptance has given way to a new climate of fear and intimidation. The UK Daily Mail reports that:

Think tank Quilliam said they had evidence of hard-line Islamist ideology being promoted though the leadership of the university's student Islamic Society at City University in central London.

The group had intimidated and harassed staff, students and members of minority groups it was claimed.

The counter-extremism think tank said they had evidence of the president of City University's Islamic Society (Isoc) openly preaching extremism during prayers held on campus during the 2009/10 academic year.

They said the president-Saleh Patel, was recorded saying: ‘When they say to us ‘the Islamic state teaches to cut the hand of the thief,' yes it does.'

‘And it also teaches us to stone the adulterer.'

‘When they tell us that the Islamic state tells us and teaches us to kill the apostate, yes it does!'

‘Because this is what Allah and his messenger have taught us and this is the religion of Allah and it is Allah who legislates and only Allah has the right to legislate.'

‘When a person leaves one prayer, one prayer intentionally, he should be imprisoned for three days and three nights and told to repent.'

‘And if he doesn't repent and offer his prayer then he should be killed. And the difference of opinion lies with regards to how he should be killed not as to what he is-a kafir or a Muslim.'

Even in the face of such disturbing revelations, a university spokeswoman said 'The University is committed to creating as many opportunities for people of different faiths (and indeed of no faith) to meet and engage in honest and respectful dialogue.' Wow, classic liberalism; create a climate that fosters radical extremism and then defend the failed policy when the inevitable happens. It doesn't seem like the City University is creating many ‘opportunities' for people of the Jewish or Christian Faith or doing much to ensure ‘honest and respectful dialogue.'