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UCL head: London colleges must let extremists speak

picture of Alleged bomber: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab by the Houses of Parliament.Abdulmutallab was president of UCL’s student Islamic society

Radical speakers must be allowed to address students on campus in the interests of free speech, says the head of the college attended by the alleged Detroit jet bomber.

Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of University College London, said it was not the job of universities to act as “policemen” and prevent students becoming terrorists. He criticised the “hysteria” whipped up in the aftermath of the failed Christmas Day attack and dismissed the idea that universities are “hotbeds of extremism”.

Professor Grant spoke to the Evening Standard as he launched an inquiry into Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's time at UCL, amid claims that the

Nigerian began to be radicalised while a student in London.

Professor Grant has also bee


Added: Jan-25-2010 Occurred On: Jan-25-2010
By: easyrob33
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