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← Pakistan's Islamic Schools Fill Void, but Fuel Militancy

Cartomancer's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Cartomancer

So where does the money come from to pay for the madrassas then? If the problem is woeful lack of funding for secular primary education then why can these religious schools get enough money not only to "teach" children (if such it can be called), but to feed and house them as well? Who gives them this money, and why can it not be put into proper schools instead? Are there wealthy islamic organisations in the area who bankroll the madrassas? Where do they get their money from? Tithes? Is it feudal lords or tribal warlords? Surely not the taliban themselves? Is it international money from somewhere like Saudi Arabia?

Mon, 04 May 2009 10:13:00 UTC | #356073