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Manchester students’ victory against Islamophobia

Issue No. 2028

On Wednesday of last week, over 500 students attended the Manchester university student union general meeting where they voted for a motion against the BNP, and against an amendment enabling the banning of Muslim groups on campus.

The amendment was proposed by the right wing elements within the university.

Opposition to the amendment was centred around the SWP and the Islamic Society who were trying to pass the original motion, which only blocked fascist groups such as the BNP.

The amendment was defeated with over 370 votes to 150. The motion was then passed.

This victory demonstrates that people do not support the growing Islamophobia in this country and, by working together, we can fight this menace.

Amy Pettitt

The student Respect conference takes place on Sunday 3 December, at Soas, central London. Phone 07886 226 515 or e-mail

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Sat 25 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2028
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