Campus Watch: God save our far right nationalists?

The Vice President for Welfare and Community at one of the UK’s top universities, King’s College London, has called for the national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ to be scrapped at official ceremonies because he believes that it supports far right nationalism.

Mahamed Abdullahi explained in a social media post: “I want to get rid of the national anthem at graduation because it’s outdated and not reflective of the ‘global’ values that the college espouses.”

However, he did go on to say that the anthem was ‘outdated’ and ‘just a bit shit.’

Despite the views of Mahamed Abdullahi, a petition was created which opposed the ban of the anthem. The creator of this petition, PhD student James Findon, commented that the controversy was “a distraction away from the real issues that are facing the students that he [Mahamed Abdullahi] is trying to claim to represent.”

The National Anthem has represented Britain since the beginning of the 19th century.

Faith Dunne

(Image: The Telegraph)

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