Some Muslims want to force male and female university students to be seperated in universities, treating them as some kind of religious place – which they are not. Journalist Yasmin Alibhai Brown has a go at Omar Ali, who represents the Federation Of Student Islamic Societies.
Analysis carried out by anti-extremist group Student Rights found that over a 12-month period, 46 university events explicitly promoted separate seating for men and women or female-only events.
Female students and campaigners yesterday told the Mail they had been incensed when they arrived at events to find they had to sit separately. A report produced this week by Student Rights found that out of 180 visits by Islamic speakers to UK universities over a 12 month period, 46 lectures at 21 institutions have insisted on segregated audiences. Women were, in most cases, forced to enter the room from a separate door and to sit at the back. Some lectures barred women totally, making them watch proceedings from another room via a television feed.
Allowing university speakers to segregate genders is outrageous. New guidelines suggest universities could allow gender segregation.- Furious Gove says it’s a disgrace to segregate students and accuses university bosses of ‘pandering to extremism’.Education Secretary: it is ‘a disgrace’ for Universities UK to support policy. – Students demonstrate against ‘gender apartheid’ as Universities UK refuses to ban the separation of sexes during visits by speakers.
The divide: Separate ways in for the different sexes at a Leicester university debate