UK varsity report suggests measures to prevent Islamic radicalisation of students

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London, Oct. 8 (ANI): Students at a university attended by the 2009 alleged Christmas Day bomber will remain at risk of being radicalised for as long as the institution retains its "educational mission and character", a report has found.

Though the University College London (UCL) has been cleared of any blame over the plot and there was no evidence that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was radicalised while studying at the institution, the university's approach to freedom of expression and visiting speakers left students open to risks in the future.

According to The Mirror, the university called for improvements, including a better vetting system for visiting speakers, more communication between staff and students, and a review of the university's code of conduct on freedom of speech, in a bid to "reduce the future risk of students being radicalised".

UCL Council chairman Sir Stephen Wall said: "We welcome the central conclusion that there is no evidence to suggest either that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was radicalised while a student at UCL or that conditions at UCL during that time or subsequently were or are conducive to the radicalisation of students.

"The panel has identified a number of UCL processes which we will be reviewing as a result of the report. (ANI)

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