Originally published in The Daily Express
The National Union of Students (NUS) has agreed to oppose the counter-terrorism bill with the help of Cage, the group which supported Emwazi before he joined the Islamic State.
At its annual conference last week delegates passed a motion so it could save time, which raised fears of radicalisation at British universities.
Bizarrely, the decision is clearly so divisive and controversial that even Union president Toni Pearce, has said she will not work with Cage.
The decision to work with groups like Cage was criticised by Robert Sutton, director of pressure group Student Rights.
He told The Times: “The passage of this motion is deeply worrying, as it mandates the UK’s largest student union not only actively to obstruct counter-extremism policy, but to work hand in hand with the very extremists such policy seeks to challenge in doing so.