Martin Spurr and Laura Hughes report for Nouse on the controversy surrounding the University of York’s Islamic Society’s decision to invite controversial far-right Islamic speaker Yusuf Chambers to address students:
YUSU has defended the invitation of Yusuf Chambers to speak at the University tonight amid controversy over the speaker’s views on homosexuality.
The Islamic Society has invited Yusuf Chambers to speak at an event entitled ‘Patience, perseverance, and Final Exam’, and Tim Ellis, YUSU President, said in a blog post today that the event would go ahead.
The event has been criticised by Stand for Peace, one of Britain’s leading Jewish-Muslim interfaith organisations, who say that Chambers has in the past, “expressed the desire for homosexuals to be killed and has denied that homosexuality has any natural or genetic origins.”
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