Last week the National Union of Students elected Malia Bouattia as its president, despite her long record of vilifying Jews, referring to Birmingham University as a “Zionist outpost”. The NUS, which naturally condemned Ukip, initially refused to condemn the mass murderers of Isil for fear of “Islamophobia”. She accuses the media of being “Zionist-led”.
Some universities, realising the damage this poisonous woman and her odious supporters do to them by association, are threatening to disaffiliate from the NUS. So they should. Extremists such as her are driving the steady death of free speech in universities, such as attempts to prevent Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell from speaking on campuses.
Miss Bouattia is 28, and apparently a perpetual student. If any public money is being wasted on her obviously inadequate education, it should be cut off at once – and she should be prosecuted for incitement.
“If any public money is being wasted on Malia’s obviously inadequate education, it should be cut off at once.” – SIMON HEFFER