Birkbeck becomes third uni in 2 weeks to pass Real Student Rights motion

Birkbeck students union council last night passed a motion – unopposed – on ‘Student Rights and Islamophobia’, becoming the third university in two weeks to pass policy condemning the front group.

The motion which can be read here notes that Student Rights is not transparent about receiving funding from the right wing think tank the Henry Jackson Society and, while claiming to oppose all forms of extremism, has opposed ‘no platform for fascists’ policies.

Birbeck’s motion states its belief that Student Rights activities fuel Islamophobia, in particular by making sensationalist claims to the media and (intentionally or not) attracting far right groups on to campus, endangering students’ welfare.

The successful motion follows similar victories for Real Student Rights at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Goldsmiths, University of London.

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