First Muslim woman to chair London university student union

‘Government’s attempts to suppress pro-Palestine activities is concerning’

Source: Middle East Monitor

Shaima Dallali, the first Arab Muslim to win the presidency of the City University of London Students’ Union, has stated that there is a real and justified concern over the British government’s attempts to suppress student activities in support of the Palestinian cause.

This came in response to reports on the British government’s efforts to exert continuous pressure on student unions in universities to adopt a new approach to anti-Semitism, which will affect student activities in support of the Palestinian cause.

Dallali added in an interview with Al Jazeera Mubasher: “Students are already more active and interactive regarding education and academic issues. They are defending freedom of expression regarding these issues despite constant pressures exerted by the government.”

However, she stressed that despite this, the students have a sense of awareness and can resist government attempts to suppress their voices.

Categories: Muslim women

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