As the British government considers further plans to tackle extremism, it has also announced that it will soon introduce student loans that comply with Islamic law (shari’a). At the official opening of the British House of Commons last week, Prime Minister David Cameron’s government promised it would propose several “counter-extremism and safeguarding” laws this parliamentary term.

These would include a new range of court orders to “restrict extremist activity,” action against unregulated schools “which teach hate,” and closing “loopholes” on Internet activity from outside the country. According to the government, these measures were necessary to protect “vulnerable people” from those who seek to “brainwash them with extremism propaganda.” READ MORE