Should South Africa's military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
Madrasas, or Islam-centered schools, have long spread knowledge and literacy throughout the Muslim world. However, can they prepare students for today's tech-based economies?
British Muslims have mixed emotions about the motives behind moves to inspect madrasas.
Dubbing Islamic supplementary schools as incubators for extremism and intolerance could be counter-productive.