Saleem Ali on Pakistan’s Madrassahs

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Islamic education in Pakistan’s madrassahs has been a growing concern. Madrassahs have been accused of radicalizing many of the country’s young people and turning out recruits for terrorist organizations.

University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali, has written a book on the subject: "Islam and Education: Conflict and Conformity in Pakistan’s Madrassahs." He spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the schools: who attends them, what’s taught in them and what their role is in Pakistan’s society.

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