Hilary Aked
Freelance writer and researcher; doctoral candidate at the University of Bath researching the pro-Israel lobby

Entries by Hilary Aked

Muslim and LGBTQ Students Unite Against 'Student Rights' in Run Up to NUS Conference

(2) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (15:06)

It's sometimes said that attack is the best form of defence. Some of those think tanks and agitators who seem intent on marginalising Muslims appear to have worked out that the reverse is also true: while some right wingers are happy to go along with direct demonization campaigns, in order...

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Student Rights Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine as Fifth SU Publicly Condemns 'Anti-Extremism' Group

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2014 | (12:58)

Another students union has officially condemned the 'anti-extremism' organisation 'Student Rights'. On Thursday Kingston university became the fifth campus (following motions at LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, and UCL) to join the counter-campaign called 'Real Student Rights' which...

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Ironically Named 'Student Rights' Group Exposed by Actual Students

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2013 | (14:06)

As Channel 4 reported last week the sudden furore over gender segregation in universities, which eventually saw the Prime Minister call for segregation to be banned even when it is voluntary, was sparked by a report produced by an organisation called 'Student Rights'.

At the time

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Student Rights Group Claims Media 'Mistakes', Conflation with Extremism 'Not the Fault' of its Gender Segregation Report

(4) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (01:29)

Student Rights, a two-man group with a history of pressuring British universities to prevent certain individuals that it deems to be 'extremists' - frequently Muslims - from speaking to students on campus, has issued a statement in response to widespread criticism of its activities, including its most recent...

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Student Rights 'Campus Extremism' Study: Dishonest Pseudo-Science in Support Of a Toxic Narrative

(25) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (01:00)

On Monday we were treated to another batch of media headlines purportedly revealing evidence of 'extremism' at British universities. The Telegraph claimed that 'More than a quarter of those public talks held by Islamic societies in the year until March are thought to have had segregated seating for...

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