SOAS university of London serves as MI6 training ground for spies.
SOAS University of London is involved in secret espionage activities under the cover name of one of the worldâ„¢s academic centers in Middle Eastern studies.
The university (previously the School of Oriental and African Studies), commonly known as SOAS, was founded in 1916 with the aim of training British security forces serving for MI6 and MI5.
Britainâ„¢s Ministry of Defence (MOD), Foreign Office and intelligence agencies are believed to send their staff to SOAS for training.
Corinne Souza, a SOAS graduate whose father Lawrence De Souza was the Secret Intelligence Services (MI6) foremost authority in Iraq, confirms that MI6 recruit from respected British universities.
Her book titled Baghdadâ„¢s spy also refers to Britain’s role in toppling the democratically-elected government of Iran’s Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq in 1953 and even specifies the role of Professor Ann (Nancy) Lambton of London’s SOAS in his removal.
Moreover, the university was found to have links to the family of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and Saudi royal family, the Jewish Chronicle reported on June 2011.
It was revealed that the institution provided a four-week private English tuition to Mutassim Gaddafi in 2006 with the fee of £5,500. He was the fourth son of Muammar Gaddafi, who worked as a Libyan Army officer and the National Security Advisor of Libya from 2008 until 2011.
It was also revealed that SOAS university hosts controversial Egyptian cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi on the editorial board for its Journal of Islamic Studies.
Meanwhile, a report from Student Rights, based on the disclosures, showed that the university also received donations of £755,000 from Al Saud royal family over the past four years.
In 2006, a SOAS Muslim masterâ„¢s student won his right to free speech after his former university principal issued a public apology. In an embarrassing U-turn, ex-SOAS director Colin Bundy said he regretted publishing on the SOAS website news that student Nasser Amin had been Å“reprimanded” for writing an article on the Palestine issue.
This article originally appeared on: Press TV