Last week the London School of Economics students’ union debated a motion opposing Islamophobia, which was passed by 347 votes to 118 with 32 undecided. The motion condemned the misnamed Student Rights campaign, stating:
“Student Rights activities fuel Islamophobia, by disproportionately and unfairly targeting Muslim students, contributing to their marginalisation and ostracisation, damaging campus cohesion and feeding into a growing trend of Islamophobic discourse in wider society which should always be challenged, particularly in Islamophobia Awareness Month.”
The motion mandated union officers to issue a statement criticising Student Rights and write to university management expressing concerns about the activities of the group. Officers were also mandated to circulate the Real Student Rights petition.