Britain’s universities are ‘fertile ground’ for hate speech

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Britain’s top universities are fertile ground for hate speech, says a think tank that ranks SOAS as the top venue for extremist lectures.

Universities in the UK hosted more than 100 events featuring an extremist speaker last year despite official claims that most higher education establishments were following rules on tackling campus radicalisation, according to a new thinktank report.

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London hosted the most events featuring extremist speakers or groups with 14, according to the report by the right-leaning think tank the Henry Jackson Society.

It also found that the six most prolific speakers accounted for more than half of the events identified as extremist by the organisation.

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