The National Union of Students (NUS) in the UK refused to pass a motion condemning the Islamic State (ISIS) on the grounds that to do so would be 'Islamophobic.' Since then a media frenzy has developed in the UK condemning the NUS for its failure to pass a motion against the group.

According to an NUS statement given to Buzzfeed News "Some committee members felt that the wording of the motion being presented would unfairly demonise all Muslims rather than solely the group of people it set out to rightfully condemn."

Those committee members were led by Malia Bouattia, the black students' officer, who delivered a vociferous speech opposing the motion before leading a bloc vote against it. Many other students abstained.

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