A PROMINENT human rights activist has been banned from speaking at a British university in case she offends Muslims.
Maryam Namazie, who campaigns against Sharia law, was invited to make a speech to the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanist Society.
She is renowned for her work with refugees and as a secular activist since she fled Iran with her family in the 1980s after the country’s revolution.
Officials have claimed they found “a number of flags” while researching Ms Namazie online, including articles which suggest she is “highly inflammatory”.
But a shocked Ms Namazie has hit back at the allegations – and has insisted she is an anti-racist campaigner.
“If people like me who fled an Islamist regime can’t speak out about my opposition to the far-right Islamic movement, if I can’t criticise Islam, that leaves very [few] options for me as a dissenter because the only thing I have is my freedom of expression.
Her speech was due to focus on apostasy, blasphemy and nudity in the age of the Islamic State.
source: Sunday Express