The word “Da’wah” in Arabic means to invite to Islam.
It was billed as the ‘Dawah Training Course’, an event that occurred earlier this year at Leicester University in which the audience was segregated by gender; men were afforded front row seats while women sat in the rear.
…With women obliged to sit yards behind chairs reserved exclusively for men, the photograph above shows the shocking reality of gender segregation at a British university.
It was taken earlier this year at a training course at Leicester University organised by its Islamic Society. The course was entitled Call Of Duty and it featured a guest speaker from a hardline Islamic group.
Rupert Sutton of campaign group Student Rights, which monitors campus extremism, said: ‘The obvious discrimination in this picture is what segregated seating can mean in practice – women pushed to the back of the hall, while men are given the best seats to see and hear the speaker….’
While featured guest speaker of the event Saleem Chagtai (Islamic Education and Research Academy (IERA)) said of the gender segregation ‘Separate seating for men and women is not something we ever enforce’, he was also quick to assail David Cameron for making much to do about nothing.
“…It happens naturally and if Muslim women were disadvantaged they would be the first to complain. They are forthright, not meek and mild as those who do not understand Islam assume….
…I think David Cameron has failed to do his homework. He is trying to make capital out of a problem that isn’t there.”
In other words, the problems lie with those concerned with the degree of proselytization at universities in the West.
Kafir Crusaders writes that the Islamic Education and Research Academy based in London:
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) is an Islamist organisation which tours hate preachers around Britain. It is an extreme Salaﬁst group, which largely focuses on dawah (proselytizing or preaching)…. Its speakers and advisors have a history of voicing support for terror groups and preaching hatred against minorities….