Madrasas in South Asia: Teaching Terror? (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) by Jamal Malik
English | Dec. 13, 2007 | ISBN: 0415442478 | 201 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular. Government policies to modernize and ‘pacify’ madrasas have been precipitous and mostly inadequate.