Muslim schools sue prof

By Juggie Naran

The Lajnatul Madaarisil Islamiyyah (Association of Islamic Madressas)has lodged a defamation suit against Professor Hussein Solomon of theUniversity of Pretoria for claiming that madressas were being used formilitary training and were a breeding ground for terrorism.

The organisation said the speech associated African Muslim convertswith being radical. The association said it had demanded an apologyfrom Solomon for his ‘unlawful and wrongful’ speech, but this had beenrefused.

Solomon has stood by the statements he made.

The university said Solomon had exercised his constitutional right to academic freedom.

* This article was originally published on page 5 of The Cape Argus.

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