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Pakistan orders foreigners to leave madrassas

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posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 03:59 PM
This is a major move in the right direction to help curb terrorism. It is widely understood that the madrassas, or muslim religious schools have been the source of many of the hard-core terrorists that have brought so much death and destruction upon the world.



RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Foreign students attending Islamic religious schools in Pakistan will be ordered to leave as part of a drive to stamp out terrorism and religious extremism, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday.

Security forces have detained more than 600 people in the past week after Musharraf ordered a crackdown on militant groups, mosques and religious schools, or madrassas.

Speaking to foreign correspondents at his residence as chief of army staff in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, Musharraf said he wanted foreign students out.

[edit on 7/29/2005 by centurion1211]

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 04:03 PM
Great development!

The next step will be for all nations to ban Saudi funding of mosques and schools.

[edit on 7/29/2005 by djohnsto77]

posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 04:07 PM
This is good news.

I hope Musharraf can survive long enough to make a difference in Pakistan.
He's trying to move his country into the 21st Century and the Radicals are trying to drag it back into the 12th Century.


posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 04:44 PM
Lip service.

It is a token effort by Musharraf.
His position as the leader of Pakistan is tenuous at best.
I doubt he will have the ability to enforce this to the point of really making any type significant difference.



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