Muslims demand Sharia student loans because paying interest goes against Islamic law

Of course, in a free society, anyone can demand anything. The problem comes when they get it. The article is also inaccurate. Loans are not forbidden in sharia, but one has to pretend that one is not paying interest by paying an upfront fee which is tantamount to interest and some of that fee has to go to spreading Islam, which Muslims label as ‘charity’ but is actually for manifest destiny and terrorism. Also, if these ‘students’ are that determined to live under the sharia, why go to a Western University? All very odd really.

Eeyore

From The Daily Mail:

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 1:41 PM on 22nd August 2011

Muslim groups are calling for a separate student loan system because the interest due to be charged will conflict with rules of Sharia law.

The changes to tuition fees, which come into force next year, will see students charged higher rates of interest on the loans they take out to pay for university.

Until now they have paid the market rate of inflation but the reforms mean students who go on to earn more than £21,000 will have to pay interest of up to 3 per cent.

But in some interpretations of Sharia law, which is Islam’s legal system and governs every aspect of Muslim life, loans are forbidden.

Muslim students are worried loan repayments could break Sharia laws Muslim students are worried loan repayments could break Sharia laws

The National Union of Students has said it could be two years before an alternative system is worked out, leaving some Muslims fearing they cannot go on to further education.

The Federation of Student Islamic Societies told The Independent that the rate increase was a ‘pressing issue’.

A spokesman said: ‘Because the rate of interest is above the rate of inflation, it is quite blatant usury.’

Usury means the practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, possibly at a very high rate.

Mohammed Ahmed-Sheikh, 17, says the changes will discourage him from applying to university next year.

‘The fees are the reason I’m having doubts. I’m Muslim and loans are against my religion,’ he told The Independent.

Ahmad Mitoubsi, 21, who graduated this year, added: ‘We’ve just had to adapt to the British system or else I couldn’t have gone to uni.’

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills says discussions are ongoing with student groups about a solution.

But it is thought an alternative, such as already happens with mortgages in which education could be ‘rented’ instead, may not be agreed until the 2013/14 academic year.

Sharia law is Islam’s legal system. It was derived from the Koran, as the word of God, the example of the life of the prophet Muhammad and fatwas – the rulings of Islamic scholars.

It is different to the legal traditions of the Western world because it governs – or informs – everything about how a Muslim lives.

 

 

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3 Replies to “Muslims demand Sharia student loans because paying interest goes against Islamic law”

  1. What we see here are the first signs of waves of mass conversion to islam.
    People are being pushed into it in every possible way.Also the issue with the Vogue magazine 10 year old harlot and the “lingerie” for girls all over the media.When the pedophiles realize they can marry an Aisha every night what do you guys think will happen?

  2. First signs of waves? England has been on a collision course with Islam for decades and has decided that instead of fighting against it’s intrusion it has embraced it wholeheartedly. This development is natural, as Muslims in Great Britain are following the natural course of what has been provided to them by an uncaring populace lead by an even more uncaring government. BTW, pedophiles don’t care how their victims are dressed.

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