University considers banning the National Anthem from graduation ceremonies – because of its links to ‘increasing far right nationalism’

October 13, 2016

According to themuslimissue

A student leader has launched a campaign to stop the national anthem being played at graduation ceremonies at one of Britain’s top higher education institutions.

Mahamed Abdullahi, an elected officer who represents 27,000 students at King’s College London students’ union, said that performing God Save the Queen is inappropriate given the rise of “far-right nationalism”.

King’s was granted its royal charter by King George IV in 1829 and plays the national anthem towards the end of its twice-yearly ceremonies for graduating students.

His comments led to a petition to keep the anthem from James Findon, a member of KCL’s Conservative Association.

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