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A London university has sparked a row by allowing a preacher who has spoken in support of female genital mutilation to give a talk on campus.

Haitham al-Haddad spoke at the School of Oriental and African studies on why lending money with interest is forbidden in Islam.

Dr al-Haddad, who gained a PhD at SOAS, has described homosexuality as a "criminal act" and said there is a "proper" way of performing FGM.


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