“Earlier this year, Jewish students accused Dallali of antisemitism and homophobia over a number of tweets dating back to 2012. Dallali apologised for the tweets.”
In other words, she didn’t deny that she had made the statements in question. She had repeated the “Khaybar” call for a new genocide of the Jews and said “death for the sake of Allah is our most exalted wish.” Only “Islamophobes” could possibly object, right?
“UK: Muslim students threaten to disaffiliate from NUS after Islamophobia claims,” by Areeb Ullah, Middle East Eye, September 2, 2022:
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (Fosis), the national body for Muslim students in Britain, has threatened to launch a disaffiliation campaign against the National Union of Students (NUS) after the NUS suspended its president-elect, Shaima Dallali.
Earlier this year, Jewish students accused Dallali of antisemitism and homophobia over a number of tweets dating back to 2012.
Dallali apologised for the tweets and has welcomed the QC-led investigation into her actions.
But following a leaked report that the NUS had suspended an elected president for the first time in its one-hundred-year history, Fosis said it would urge its members to launch disaffiliation campaigns across the UK against the national body.
In a statement published on Friday evening, Fosis said the NUS had a track record of failing to help Muslim students acting in elected positions within the organisation and student unions across the country.
“For many years, Fosis has dealt with troubling cases of Islamophobia experienced by Islamic Societies, Muslim sabbatical officers and the wider Muslim student community in both Higher and Further Education,” Fosis said in a statement.
“This active targeting of Muslim students through a systematic pattern of over-scrutiny, bad faith allegations and subjugation to a disproportionate level of disciplinaries using Islamophobic tropes reflects prejudice and endemic bigotry that spans the entire educational journey of Muslim students.
“What Shaima is experiencing is a clear extension of institutional Islamophobia within the education sector, and it is apparent that NUS’ attitude towards Shaima is a manifestation of this oppression.”
Following her election, Dallali, a Black Muslim woman of Tunisian descent, told the Guardian that she feared for her safety after receiving a torrent of online abuse and threats….