Now it’s Mona Eltahawy’s turn

Update: The SOAS SU Twitter account says it’s not true, and they’ll investigate tomorrow to find out where the story came from.

SOAS Students’ Union ‏@soassu 40 minutes ago
There was no vote to no-platform @monaeltahawy, we are not sure where this story came from.

Ophelia Benson ‏@OpheliaBenson 23 minutes ago
@soassu @monaeltahawy Nor a vote that she not be allowed to give a talk, but a panel instead?

SOAS Students’ Union ‏@soassu 18 minutes ago
@OpheliaBenson @monaeltahawy no, no vote.

Will investigate further tomorrow where this story came from to see what has happened.

So, good.

Original post:

In the You have got to be kidding department –

Mona Eltahawy tweets that the SOAS Student Union has voted not to let her speak.

Mona Eltahawy ‏@monaeltahawy 5 hours ago
And I just found out that SOAS student union voted to not let me speak at invitation of some students. Union insisted on panel & not me alone

Mona Eltahawy! Who had her arms broken by the Egyptian police during a Tahrir Square demo. What do they think she is, an agent of imperialism?

Apparently, some students don’t like my views. This is brilliant! I was getting worried why I wasn’t being prevented from speaking at UK uni’s.

We’re literally about to take off but I had to share this SOAS nonsense &say while I’m glad my views upset some,what a shame they’re scared.

The student who invited me – a feminist – is understandably angry & upset. More when I land.

I’m pretty pissed off myself.

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