Here are the two latest press releases put out by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies:
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) in the UK and Eire today welcomed the findings of the University of Cambridge research which suggests that university campuses are not “hotbeds” of extremism.
Qasim Rafiq, spokesman for FOSIS, said today, “It has always been clear, and the findings of the recent study further reiterates this, that Muslim students and Islamic Societies in higher education are an integral part of student activities and are not prone to extremism or extremist activity. The findings are very much in line with our experience and communications with Muslim students on campus around the country and correlates with the findings of the FOSIS “Voice of Muslim Students” survey in 2005 which took into account the views of over 450 students.”
We blogged this “study”. It is crap.
Now for today’s press release:
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) in the UK and Eire today strongly condemned the repeated attempts to discredit the character of Mohamed Ali Harrath, CEO of Islam Channel.
Qasim Rafiq, spokesman for FOSIS, said today, … “In light of Mohamed Ali’s dedicated service to all communities in Britain it leaves us greatly disappointed that those wishing to accuse him would do so seeking to discredit such works which aim to bring peace and unity to all communities in Britain.”
Peace and Unity? Would that be Global Peace and Unity, then?
Isn’t it funny that a student organisation has decided to put out a press release, condemning the exposure of a TV executive as a convicted terrorist. What has this got to do with students?
The answer is this. FOSIS is the student wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a clerical fascist organisation. That is why it defends other clerical fascists, with whom they are allied.
So of course they are at pains to insist that their members are not extremists. There’s nothing extreme, as far as FOSIS is concerned, with supporting terrorist groups, or putting out press releases praising convicted terrorists.
Because, were FOSIS an extremist group, then it would be quite wrong for the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills to work with FOSIS on a “study exploring the views and attitudes of Muslim students in England.”