Madrassas breeding Jihadi terrorists

via Bala published on August 16, 2006

Our dear Home Minister sings paens for the Madrassas This reminds me of what Sir Winston Churchill had to say of the ‘Appeaser’.


“An appeaser is one who keeps feeding the crocodile in the hope it will eat him last”


We know well about the Appeasers (Home Minister and other Pseudo secular colleagues of him),But very less about the Crocodiles(Madrassas).


Following are two references taken from “Will the Iron fence save a tree hollowed by Termites” by Arun Shourie.


“According to the Interior Ministry (Pakistan),there are some 20,000 ‘madrassas’ in the country with nearly 3 million students.Of these 7000 ‘madrassas’ belong to the deobandi sect from which most of the militant cadre is derived.Approximately 700,000 students,aged four years and older,study in the deobandi seminaries.It is estimated that,at the current rate of growth,by the year 2010 the number of ‘madrassas’ will be equal to the government run primary and secondary schools in Pakistan…According to those with links to the Deobandi Madrassas,their students are basically taught the Quran and its interpretation until they become “Baaligh”(the age of puberty,judged by the appearance of facial hair),and it is after this that they are motivated for ‘Jihad’.By this yardstick,say sources,there are at present some 300,000 men being motivated for Jihad in Madrassas”.(Newsline Karachi,November 2001) 




” Every one of the boys bobs his head up and down as he recites a verse and then another verse and another.They are memorizing the entire Koran though they do not know its meaning. (That will come later when they are taught to use the Koran as their life guide).It is still morning and we are told that the group will spend three hours at this- without a break.They will log another three hours in the afternoon.Six hours of rote memorization and no one is complaining. After a long discussion about the merits of the Koran,I ask the students how many want to be Engineers or Doctors when they finish school.Two hands are raised. ‘Howmany of you want to fight Jihad when you grow up’? Every hand shoots up into the air,and most of them are kids under the age of ten’”


A Telivision Broadcaster on what he observed in a Madrassa on the outskirts of Peshawar.Cited in Shankar Saran, ‘The Madrassa Question and Terrorism’,April –June 2002.

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