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    (Original post by JeremyOU)
    Actually it would be like the RSPCA condemning rabies, completely unrelated, yeah.
    Rabies is directly relevant to animals and so to the RSPCA, ISIS is in no way directly relevant to students and so to the NUS. Seriously, do you think every organization should come out and officially condemn ISIS? Can you not see how ludicrous that is?
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    (Original post by DavidMIliband)
    The Islamic state is surely islamic? yes ofcourse. All muslims want there to be an islamic state. Wicked and evil, kills people, barbaric and outdated
    But while it might be true that ISIS are islamic, this does not necessarily imply that being against it is islamaphobic. The state and the religion might have the belief system in common but what people object to are the barbaric actions undertaken by the state. These actions are clearly not intrinsic to Islam as the majority of muslims around the world don't commit them.
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    (Original post by lucaf)
    Rabies is directly relevant to animals and so to the RSPCA, ISIS is in no way directly relevant to students and so to the NUS. Seriously, do you think every organization should come out and officially condemn ISIS? Can you not see how ludicrous that is?
    Is directly target students, and it is within the NUS remit to consider issues affecting students. Including radicalisation of students by militant groups. Seriously how is it not related?
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    (Original post by JeremyOU)
    Is directly target students, and it is within the NUS remit to consider issues affecting students. Including radicalisation of students by militant groups. Seriously how is it not related?
    Come on, the NUS has a massively inflated sense of its own importance. You just have the usual pompous student politicians, each with an eye on the greasy pole (university politics, then a job as an adviser to an MP or minister, then parachuted into a safe seat).

    It is faintly ludicrous that the NUS thinks their condemnation, or lack thereof, has any actual relevance in the real world. And condemning, or not, the US airstrikes has no actual effect on student radicalisation.

    What might have some success in tackling student radicalisation is the Prevent strategy and the new counter-extremism policies promulgated by universities. As it happens, both of those elements are being pursued in the teeth of vicious opposition from the NUS

    The NUS is a joke. Their motion condemning gay men for "acting like black women" simply underlines how farcical and detached from reality they are
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    (Original post by sw651)
    Then theoretically it is not a 'phobia' a phobia is an irrational fear of something biologically speaking. Surely it is anti-Islamist?
    Not necessarily irrational. You can have rational and irrational fears. So.... a fear of death, or someone with a knife is rational. A fear of house spiders is irrational.
 
 
 
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