The National Union of Students has omitted the UK’s 5th biggest religion, from a religion survey.
The survey sent to members of the NUS had options for Christian, Buddhist, Agnostic, Sikh, Atheist and Hindu. However, Judaism was missing.
Buddhism has a smaller following than Judaism in the UK, ranking at 6th biggest, with 0.4% of the population saying they’re a follower in the 2011 census.
The gaff is the latest upset to an already strained Jewish – NUS relationship.
In April 2017, a tweet emerged from a candidate running for a place on the Executive.
Seán O’Neill posted using hashtags “HeilHitler” and “FuckSlutsKillJews”.
The former NUS president Malia Bouattia described Birmingham University as a “Zionist outpost”.
The Labour Party supporter also refused to say Israel had the right to exist.
The NUS launched it’s own inquiry, described as a “Labour-style stitch up” and a “disgrace” by a senior figure at the time.
The inquiry recommended that Bouattia should face no disciplinary action.
This is despite finding that Bouattia had made comments described as “anti Semitic”.