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Identitarian movement activists unveiled a large banner on Westminster Bridge Monday morning, their anti-Islamification message facing directly onto Britain’s Houses of Parliament.
The banner, which read besides the movement’s name and lambda symbol ‘Defend London Stop Islamisation’, is the latest in a string of Identitarian stunts across European cities, bringing attention to the anti-mass migration cause of the group.
Muslim students at Newcastle University have staged a protest against the university’s plans to turn their prayer room into a multi-faith space.
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A statement posted to social media by the group immediately after the action explained the symbolism of the location for the stunt. The group said: “On 22 March 2017, a terrorist attack took place on Westminster Bridge. The Islamist inspired attack killed 5 people and injured more than 50.
“London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, believes that the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city”. On the contrary, we think that the source of islamisation lies in mass immigration, which must be stopped.”
The London action follows a number of other high profile stunts, including banner and leaflet drops at European landmarks, giving care parcels to Hungarian border guards to thank them for their service, to even chartering a ship to man illegal immigration patrols in the Mediterranean.
Breitbart London reported in April after the group launched a protest on the roof of the world famous Imperial Theatre in Vienna, where they used ladders and climbing ropes to ascend to the top of the building and deploy a banner reading ‘hypocrites’. The group also threw leaflets from the roof decrying the gang rape of European women by illegal migrants to the ground below.
Muslim students protest over Newcastle University’s plans to limit their prayer space
From the Chronicle
Muslim students took part in a peaceful protest against a university’s plans to limit their prayer space. Earlier this year, Newcastle University announced the temporary closure its Muslim prayer space, in the King George VI Building, over the summer while they removed asbestos from ducts.
The room used to be open around-the-clock for the exclusive use of the university’s Muslim community. However, since the space re-opened in September, new operating times have come into force and students claim they have been told it could soon get turned into a multi-faith space instead.
On Sunday, Muslim students took part in a public prayer session outside the King George VI building in peaceful protest against the move. They claim the current facility is already overflowing, with students often having to perform Friday prayers outside the building due to a lack of space, and there is “realistically no capacity to house other faiths’ societies on the same premises”.
Doesn’t the university have a lot of mature students! But no women? How so?
Newcastle University’s Islamic Society want to keep managing the room themselves and are asking the university to overturn its current decision to convert the Muslim prayer space to a multi-faith space.
Omar Ali, 19, a second year medical student, said: “The room has been a Muslim prayer space for 30 years and it was open 24/7. It’s now closed most of Saturday and all day Sunday. There is no alternative outside those hours and we have to pray outside or in other public buildings. The university has said in the past they don’t want people praying in libraries but that is what they are forcing us to do. ”
Danyal Ladha, 23, a fifth year medical student, said: “On Friday prayer in particular, there are so many of us using the prayer space that there is not enough room and we spill outside. The room holds 400, so that tells you how many people use it. There just simply isn’t enough room for it to be turned into a multi-faith space . ..”
In a statement on their website, a spokesperson for Newcastle University said: “In the last 18 months, the university has faced a number of unexpected building issues, which have impacted upon faith-based provision, affecting both Windsor Terrace and King George VI Prayer space. There have been some operational difficulties with the prayer room, especially regarding late night access. . . the university is forming a Multi Faith Space Task and Finish Group, which will look at the needs of all faith groups within the university with the aim of ensuring equitable faith space provision . . . Currently the only dedicated faith space is the prayer room in King George VI exclusively provided for our Muslim students and staff. The sensitive issue of use of the prayer room by any other faiths will be reviewed by the Task and Finish Group.”