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Madrasas as Terrorist Training Camps

Why did President Musharraf have to come to the point of declaring that foreign nationals attending the Madrasas in Pakistan must leave the country? According to his own estimate there are about 1400 of them in Pakistan. Though belatedly, Musharraf seems to have woken up to the fact that the world is convinced that Madrasas in his country are no less than Jehadi factories and he can no longer hoodwink the world opinion. The push this time has come from the recent 7/7 bombings in London with three of the four militants involved linked with Pakistan. Talking to the foreign correspondents in Islamabad the other day, General Musharraf did some plain speaking. He admitted that he could not come down on the terrorists with full force so far, for a variety of reasons. One of these was a 10-month long face off with India and another was insufficient international support for his presidency. Full Story

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