The Herald reports:
An Islamic cleric who defends domestic violence is among a string of extremist speakers touring British universities unchallenged, the Mail Investigations Unit can reveal.
Egyptian cleric Fadel Soliman spoke at five such events last year, using them to refer Muslim students to an online lecture series in which he speaks in favour of hitting women and outlines the Islamic case for sex slavery and polygamy.
Mr Soliman told students at Sheffield University that watching his lectures could be “a turning point” in their lives.
In his extraordinary videos, he advises physical punishment for wives who have displeased their husbands, saying “the hitting must be done with a small stick”.
The left will protest and try to stop speakers who not entirely politically correct such as Germaine Greer, because of her views n transgender people. But they’re quiet when someone speaks on campus condoning violence against women – because he is an Islamist!
Explaining why it is necessary, he says that when a husband is unhappy with the behaviour of his wife, that “after passing through two stages of non-physical interaction, the next stage must involve something physical, in order to escalate the intensity of the warning”.
And he gets to preach this. I’m for freedom of speech, but when you directly advocate violence, then that verges on the criminal.