Tolerating the intolerant

Students not suspects

By Richard Black

A new report launched by Student Rights, a project of The Henry Jackson Society, has found that the Government and UK universities are consistently failing to do enough to combat extremism on campus. The National Union of Students (NUS) campaign ‘Students Not Suspects’ exacerbates, and even facilitates, this problem. The report calls for renewed efforts in preventing extremism and radicalisation, which continue to pose significant threats in higher education. The report, “Tolerating the Intolerant”: A Report on ‘Students not Suspects’, finds that: The NUS’s ‘Students Not Suspects’ has significant influence on university campuses, and this has been built on the back of effective publicity campaigns involving panel discussions, workshops, protests, and social media. Under the pretence of wanting to abolish the Government’s counter-terrorism Prevent strategy, prominent ‘Students Not Suspects’ activists have hosted extremist speakers at a series of one-sided events.

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