Monday, March 30, 2009

Madrassas don't preach jihad, says Pakistani official

PESHAWAR: Almost 1,405 foreign students of 56 different countries studying in Madaris of Pakistan would be deported to their countries of origin shortly.Among those students 42 belonged to America, four to Canada, 23 to England, 81 to Afghanistan, over 20 to France and an unaccounted number to Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said on Sunday. Sherpao explained that 2,500 refugee students were exempted from this decision. Many foreign students are either without visas or their visas have expired. "A list of these students is already being prepared and will be provided to 12,400 Madaris in the country," he added.ExemptionThe Minister said this decision would not apply to those foreign students "studying in our regular educational institutions," under bilateral agreements. Answering a question, the Interior Minister said, so far no country has contacted officially regarding the decision to send back these students to their countries."We are doing this to preserve our national solidarity as we want to finish terrorism, extremism and sectarianism from our land," he added.Sherpao said to register all the Madaris, "we are consulting the Wafaq-ul-Madaris Board". Afghan RefugesSherpao said that 3.2 million Afghan refuges are still residing in different camps and cities, including sensitive areas like Waziristan, Bajaur and Kurram agencies.After South and North Waziristan, "we want that refugees in Bajaur and Kurram agencies should voluntarily repatriate to Afghanistan". The interior minister admired the decision of Supreme Court regarding the Hasba Bill.

8 comments:

  1. The Islamic religious schools in Pakistan (madaris) are not preaching terrorism. They are educating people the message of Islam.Muslims were being victimized in the name of terrorism despite that fact they themselves were a target of violence

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  2. Today’s attack on Lahore is not Islam, Islam teach us humility, love and compassion for fellow human beings, Islam tell us to respect, women, elder and anything which is beneficial to humans even when at war. Let’s call these people what they are, they are our fascists who want a totalitarian version of their own perverted view of Islam to subjugate the free people of Pakistan.

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    By Sikander Hayat

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  3. i totly agree with you sikandar!

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  4. I also agree with you sikandar...The people who attack the police academy are not muslim..Islam is a religion of peace..Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.) taugh us the lesson of peace and to love the humanity.. May Allah bless our country

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  5. We should try to project the ture image of islam and the message of our beloved Prophet PBUH which he spread in the land of Arabia

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  6. Madaris should try to spread the true image of islam and reject extresim and terrisom

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  7. Quran does not preach extremism but Islamic institutes of today do. If you keep some one bounded within four walls and not him or her out in the real world than what they assume about the outside world is how they perceive it later on.

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  8. The madras’s still operate in the manner as they operated when they were first established. It is the government’s responsibility to update the Islamic institute’s course outline so that they are up to date with today’s modern institutes.

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