Sunday, May 14, 2006

The School For Terror

Many of Pakistan's madrassas (religious schools) are hotbeds of Islamic extremism and recruiting grounds for terrorist groups. So when Canadian students start going there, the authorities might want to keep a close eye on them when they come back.

This last statement by a madrassa principal should give us pause:

(S)ays founder and principal Mufti Muhammad Naeem, "Just give us 10 Canadians from prison, and within six months, I will turn them into good citizens and good human beings.

Given the history of recruitment to radical Islamic groups among prisoners in the West, one wonders how he defines a good human being who's gone through the madrassa process.

Source: Toronto Star

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