Open letter to ‘Student Rights’ outlines “fervent opposition” of LSE Students’ Union

**UPDATE** Mohamed Harrath blogs for Huffington Post on LSE’s open letter to Student Rights – read it here.

The London School of Economics (LSE) Students Union has published an open letter addressed to Mr Raheem Kassam, director of the Henry Jackson Society’s ‘Student Rights’ project.

It declares that LSE SU views Student Rights’ “disproportionate preoccupation with Muslim students to be sensationalist, divisive and counter-productive” and has “therefore instituted a no-engagement policy” with the organisation.

Based on its “track record in fuelling press hostility against Muslim students” the letter states the students union’s belief that ‘Student Rights’ “role in debates around campus” contributes to “the demonisation and marginalisation of Muslim students” and further cites its “lack of transparency and lack of student input” as reinforcing its stance.

Ending by reitering its “fervent opposition” to Student Rights activities, and resolving instead to endeavour to build more cohesive and inclusive campuses, the letter follows a motion to support ‘Real Student Rights’ passed last term at LSE and since then at three other universities: Goldsmiths, Birkbeck and most recently at University College London (UCL).

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