Condemnation of organisation of “sexist and hate-mongering” meetings

Friday February 5th 2016

The SNP MP Owen Thompson had taken action against the organisation of “sexist and hate-mongering” meetings across the UK by the so-called “Roosh V” who came to notoriety when he previously advocated for rape to be made legal on private property.

The Midlothian MP wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May urging her to take action against Daryush Valizadeh’s intolerable views and asked that he be denied entry to the UK.

Christina McKelvie MSP also lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament condemning the organisation of the meetings.

Commenting, Owen Thompson MP said:

“I am shocked at the organisation of these misogynistic and hate-mongering meetings in Scotland and across the UK which is why I called for action to be taken against this type of behaviour.

“I’m pleased that Roosh V has decided to cancel his so called ‘meet up’ events for like-minded ‘men’ however we cannot be complacent about views like his in civilised societies.”

“Any form of violence or sexual crime against women is completely unacceptable and while it is vital that everything is done to raise awareness of sexual assault we must also educate those who could become perpetrators.”

“Sexist and violent speeches are clear acts of incitement and I call on UK Government to take action against the organisation of these meetings as this behaviour has absolutely no place in our modern society.”

Christina McKelvie MSP added:

“I believe this man’s actions are tantamount to incitement to perpetrate acts of violence against women – and should be strongly condemned.

“Threatening and intimidating women in this way is never acceptable.”

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