Thursday, May 31, 2007

Britain: Lecturers have voted unanimously to oppose government plans urging them to fight against Islamic extremism on campuses

Hannah Goff:

They had been asked to monitor and report suspicious behaviour amongst Muslim students.

But at the University and Colleges Union annual conference in Bournemouth, delegates rejected the demands, saying they amounted to spying on students.

UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said student trust would be undermined by fears of a "quasi-secret service".

In November, the government warned of what it described as the serious threat posed by radical Muslims and issued guidance to colleges and universities calling on them to monitor student activity.

Lecturers refuse to spy on Muslim students

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