And the university excuses her beliefs.
A Muslim student union leader has claimed she would like to ‘oppress white people’ and has suggested there would be an Islamic takeover if more people read the Koran.
Zamzam Ibrahim, who was elected President of Salford University’s Student Union in March, also suggested friendship between men and women is un-Islamic and is opposed to the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy.
The Swedish-Somali student officer also described the government’s Prevent strategy as ‘disastrous’ and ‘racist’.
In one message she responded to a question on AskFM on what book everyone should read. She said: ‘The Quaraan. We would have an Islamic takeover!’
In another message on the topic of the possibility of friendship between a man and a woman, she replied: ‘I’ve had this debate with many friends! Maybe in some cases but Islamically it’s incorrect for girls to be friends with a guy anyway!
‘So I’m gonna say NO not the kind of friendship they can have with the same gender there is always boundaries.’
In one tweet from May 9, 2012 under the hashtag #ifIwasPresident, she wrote: ‘I’d oppress white people just to give them a taste of what they put us through!’
Ms Ibrahim was also recently elected to the National Union of Students Block of 15 committee.
She has also completed a BSc in Business and Financial Management.
During her campaign for election with the NUS, Ms Ibrahim, who is a Muslim, claimed: ‘Since Brexit referendum result, there has been a rise in hate crime by 41 per cent. NUS needs to continue the great work on combating racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and ableist hate crime.
‘If elected, I will continue to work with NUS Officers and ARAF campaigns to develop networks to support students and activists affected by Hate Crime, to fight against the disastrous racist PREVENT strategy and support international students and migrant communities.’
The student union at the college – where Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi attended – is opposed to the government’s PREVENT strategy.
According to The Spectator, Ms Ibrahim has deleted a large number of messages form her social media accounts.
According to the Student’s Union: ‘The government’s Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory requirement on public bodies – including universities – to “prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.
One college source told MailOnline: ‘Given that as Student Union President involved working with students of all all walks of life its a bit inappropriate for someone like her to hold the role of representing students.’
Salford Student’s Union said: ‘There have been reports in the media this weekend related to comments made by the Union President, Zamzam Ibrahim.
‘It is disappointing to see that comments from a number of years ago have been taken out of context, and used in a sensationalised story with no clear public interest. The Students’ Union is confident that the comments published this weekend are not a fair or true reflection of Zamzam’s current opinions or views, written when she was a young teenager, and were not intended to cause offence.
‘Nevertheless, the Union takes all issues related to equality and diversity seriously and wishes to reassure students that the Union is committed to an inclusive and accessible campus environment for all, regardless of race, religion, gender or other personal characteristic. The Union ensures all student leaders and volunteers are trained and guided by our Equality and Diversity Policy and that all events, activities and projects are designed with this ethos in mind.’