Students' union elects new president – despite the fact she REFUSED to condemn ISIS


President Malia Bouattia NUS

Malia Bouattia was designated as the union’s first black Muslim woman president.

At this week’s Native Union of Students conference, members voted to elect Malia Bouattia as the bloc’s first black Muslim female president.

But the union has been blow up after it was revealed she refused to back a motion to condemn ISIS.

Conquering 50.9 per cent of the vote to become president of the NUS, the new leader promised to put “unchaining at the heart of our work”.

She said: “I am so proud to be elected as NUS’ first Black maid president and I look forward to the year ahead. I know the students take huge transformative potential when we come together and put liberation at the nerve of our work.

“From cuts to maintenance grants, college closures, the disgraceful attainment gap and the Prevent agenda, the number of voices and groups being gagged by this government grows by day.”

Malia Bouattia giving a talkFACEBOOK

the new NUS leader vowed to put “liberation at the heart of our work”.

But the election has s rked controversy after some of Teeny-bopper Bouattia’s views were made public.

In October 2014, when Ms Bouattia was recruited as the NUS’s black students officer, she rejected a motion put forward by other critics to condemn terrorist acts committed by ISIS.

The NUS says that this was a contest over the wording of the motion rather than the principle of condemning the fiend group’s actions.

But in a recent talk, she also dismissed the threat of “suspect terrorism” in the UK and voiced her opposition to the Government’s Prevent counter terrorism game.

Malia Bouattia – whose cam igns have included “Why Is My Curriculum llid?” – also co-wrote an article describing Birmingham University as “something of a Zionist outpost”.

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She has also argued the Middle East peace talks were contrariwise “strengthening the colonial project” and warned of “mainstream Zionist-led media loopholes”.

Last week Ms Bouattia responded to an open letter signed by university Jewish gentry leaders saying they were “extremely concerned” by her views amidst rising extremism and anti-Semitism on campus.

“From cuts to maintenance distributes, college closures, the black attainment gap and the Prevent agenda, the number of vehicles and groups being silenced by this government grows by day.”

Malia Bouattia’s acceptance expression

She said: ”It seems I have been misrepresented. I am extremely uncomfortable with insinuations of anti-Semitism.

“I requisite to be clear that for me to take issue with Zionist politics is not me prepossessing issue with being Jewish.

“In fact, Zionist politics are supported by people from a variety of different faiths, as are anti-Zionist politics.

“It is a administrative argument, not one of faith.”

Wes Streeting, Head of Education at StonewallUKGETTY

Wes Streeting, Head of Education at StonewallUK and previous NUS leader criticised the election

Labour MP and former student leader Wes Streeting tweeted after her selection: “NUS is lost I’m afraid.” He added “it no longer represents swots well”.

Chris Phillips tweeted: “Selection of Malia Bouattia to prime minister up @nusuk is a disgrace. Shouldn’t be given any platform to air her discriminatory views. #nusconference”.

Another chirping user said: “How the hell does a anti-white British Muslim racist happen to president of the NUS?”

Malia accepting the election NUS

The announcement was made during the NUS annual conference

A statement from Toil Humanists said: “Desperately worrying a candidate who refused to condemn ISIS on the grounds of ‘Islamophobia’, said he media to be ‘Zionist-led and voted to remove the reserved s ce for a Jewish legate as an Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist cam ign convener has won the presidency of the National Union of Swots.

“In recent years, the NUS has become steadily more regressive, condemn laical speakers such as Peter Tatchell while frequently giving tenets to extreme conservative, misogynistic and homophobic Theocrats.

“This is the end product of the ostensible Left who reject universal principles in favour of a misguided and insidious belief relativism.”

But not everyone has condemned the NUS for the election.

Steve Howell tweeted: “Congrats Malia. Including been proposed in ’77 for life membership by first woman pres, surprised charmed us so long!”

An NUS spokesman said: “A motion on this issue was presented and voted on by all colleagues at an NUS National Executive Council in 2014.

“Some committee members felt that the word choice of the motion being presented would unfairly demonise all Muslims moderately than solely the group of people it set out to rightfully condemn.

“NUS does not reinforcement ISIS and has always condemned violent terrorism.

“A new motion was taken to the next NUS Civil Executive Committee meeting, which specifically condemned the politics and methods of ISIS and offered solidarity for the Kurdish people. It ssed unanimously on 3 December 2014.”

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