Oxford, Cambridge May Bolt Student Union Over New President Accused of Anti-Semitism, Supporting Islamic State

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The Daily Mail reports:

Britain’s leading universities are on the verge of breaking ties with the National Union of Students (NUS) after it elected a left-wing president who refused to condemn the Islamic State group.

Students at Oxford and Cambridge universities declared on Thursday that they would be holding referenda to determine whether they should remain associates of the NUS.

The announcements were made after Malia Bouattia, 28, was made the first black Muslim president of the national body.

Ms Bouattia has courted controversy in the past for attacking “Zionist-led media outlets” and suggesting that non-peaceful “resistance” is the most suitable solution to the Palestinian conflict with Israel.

In 2011, while she was still studying at the University of Birmingham, Ms Bouattia co-authored an article in which she said that the university was “a Zionist outpost in British higher education”.

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