High profile figures including Richard Dawkins and Prof Brian Cox have reacted angrily to the decision to ban Maryam Namazie from speaking at the University of Warwick.

The university's students' union took the decision to ban the secularist citing fears that the human rights campaigner could offend Islam and Muslim students.

Former Muslim Maryam Namazie, a member of the Council of Ex-Muslims, is known for giving talks which challenge aspects of the religion she does not agree with.

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