President says event focused on Islamophobia definition rather than bigotry faced by Muslims

The leader of the National Union of Students has pulled out of engagements at the Conservative party conference in protest at what she said was “deeply disturbing, downright Islamophobia” at a fringe event on Sunday.

The NUS president, Zamzam Ibrahim, had been due to speak at two sessions at the conference, in Manchester, this week but withdrew, claiming she could not participate in a conference that “denies the bigotry faced by Muslims on a daily basis”.

Source: NUS head pulls out of Tory conference over ‘disturbing Islamophobia’ | News | The Guardian