Where’s Rupert Sutton’s head at?
There is a lot of nonsense that comes from Harry’s Place which gives us horrendous allergic reactions. The latest bout of sensationalist rubbish comes from Rupert Sutton, a guest writer on the website and part of Student Rights.
Firstly, they complain about a video an ISOC put up and felt the need to emphasise Qari Muhammad Luhaidan in the article’s title. Upon watching the video, the only contribution of Qari Luhaidan was his recitation in the video’s track. He is not seen or heard saying or doing anything more.
Secondly, they talk about Roshonara Choudhry who they claim attacked Stephen Timms MP because of viewing “extremist material.” If Sutton was serious about analysing the root cause of the attack, he would acknowledge that Timms supported an unjust occupation of Iraq, a majority of which contains Muslim citizens. This event was likely to have led to the anger Choudhry was feeling as opposed to "extremist material." Sutton neglects how the war was polarised into heavy anti-Muslim rhetoric which easily makes the Muslim community feel demonised and alienated.
“Here at Student Rights we would urge London Metropolitan University to engage with their Islamic Society in an attempt to highlight the danger of this material and to help spread a civic intolerance of it within the society.”
We would like to know what statistical evidence he has implicating that London Metropolitan students will become terrorists and start attacking civilians unjustly. It does not take a statistical expert to realise that there has to be a vast number of cases where students are committing acts of terrorism based on the material and the speakers his article implicates.
Will Sutton and the crazy gang at Student Rights ever bother to mention how the Union of Jewish Students recruit British Jews to serve in Israel’s death squads, known as the IDF? Will they also acknowledge how this is illegal under the Foreign Enlistment Act of 1870? Surely, the occupation of somebody else’s land by force and harming hoards of innocent people is an act of terrorism according to the standards of Student Rights regardless of your religious convictions?
We expect that Student Rights will come up with some absurd nonsense that’ll justify breaking the law and acting inhumanely towards Palestinians and that they’ll continue to come out with wild accusations towards Muslim organisations for encouraging terrorism when in reality, they’re telling Muslims to prioritise defending Islam and Muslims’ rights.
Until we Muslims become politically active on campus and in parliament, Student Rights and other Zionist Islamophobes will continue to dominate us and restrict us from practicing Islam the way it should be practiced. We should not tolerate their nonsensical rhetoric and we should strive against it. We are Muslims and should be slaves to Allah and we should not let Student Rights or any other organisation define to us how we should practice Islam.