Muslim students at a university which proposed to ban the sale of alcohol from parts of campus on their behalf are claiming the decision is "divisive", "irresponsible" and based on a "gross generalisation".

The students at London Metropolitan University said the prospective alcohol ban was "ill-advised and misleading", demonising them and exacerbating "Islamophobia" at the university and in wider society.

They warned the proposals had created such ill-feeling amongst students that it is "only a matter of time" before a Muslim student is assaulted.

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