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Madrassah reform is key to terror war

In recent weeks, some experts have challenged the conventional wisdom about the flagship of Islamic education in Pakistan – madrassahs, those schools where members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban once trained, and which have been called jihad factories, schools of hate, and breeding grounds for terror. The revised assessments cite new information like the recent World Bank report, which offers compelling statistical proof that since the 9/11 attacks, Pakistani madrassahs have been reported to account for anywhere from 1 to 33 percent of all school enrollments. Full Story

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