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University College London (UCL) held a debate last week on Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense? The event was organised by the Islamic Education and Research Academy. University authorities are investigating what happened, where apparently the audience were required to sit in separate sections - men, women and couples. The section for women was at the back of the room.
Read more: Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss shocked by 'sexual apartheid' of Muslim audience at UCL debate | News | The Week UK
Professor Lawrence Krauss, a former advisor to President Obama refused to remain in the room if the organisers insisted on segregation when security staff apparently tried to throw out three men who had gone to sit in the women's section of the audience. A video clip of Professor Krauss is on YouTube.
Lawrence Krauss Walkout Over Gender Segregation at iERA event at UCL - YouTube
Richard Dawkins has said "heads should roll" over the segregation at the event. Krauss has suggested that people should not be afraid to challenge "a vocal and aggressive" section of the Muslim community, while David Aaronovitch of The Times evokes the negative associations of segregation and says that there are lines we as a society must not cross.
This pandering to religion can only harm us | The Times
What do you think?