In October the NUS voted to reject a motion condemning ISIS, on grounds that such a motion would be "Islamophobic."
The Students’ Guild Should vote to condemn ISIS
ISIS is an organisation which systematically exterminates those who do not support its ideology, and which radicalises young western Muslims to leave their families to commit murder overseas.
It is one of the greatest threats the civilised world has faced in recent years. This is motion is in no way designed to be Islamophobic, nor to condemn, demean or belittle the Islamic faith or its followers in any way; rather it condemns an organisation which promotes a perversion of that faith and which gives a bad name to all Muslims.
If the actions of ISIS do not merit condemnation, then surely there is no organisation in the world which does.
Idea By: Sam Salzman
Idea Ended: 18 November 2014
Online polling: 76 participants
- Strongly Agree
- Strongly Disagree
The vote is closed, and a report has been prepared for Guild Council
Council discussed whether, despite ‘obviously’ condemning ISIS and their actions, it was appropriate for the Guild to declare an official position on this matter.
They voted to condemn ISIS and specified that the actions for Sabbatical Officers on this would be lobbying the NUS to condemn ISIS at the next NEC meeting and work with the Kurdish Society on any solidarity actions they may be running.