» 12/29/2005, 00.00
Madrassas refuse to expel foreign students
The decision, taken by the president in the wake of the London bomb attacks, should be carried out by the end of December. There may be an extension but the government is determined to push ahead.
In seven days 600 Islamic fundamentalists rounded up
Many of them are thought involved in the growing sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites.
Christians and Muslims: triumph on extremism through education and religious freedom
An interreligious seminar at the Christian Study Center. Muslim lawyer Aslam Khaki: "We have to think twice before sending our kids to madrassas." Fr. Bonnie Mendes: "A total overhaul of school and college syllabi."
Killers of Catholic youth, Javed Anjum, sentenced
Only two out of the three murderers were sentenced; they have been condemned to 25 years imprisonment. The 19-year-old boy was tortured in a bid to make him embrace Islam.
Government probes Islamic NGO funding
Secret services suspect NGOs are playing a role in the training of extremists . . . with the help of Saudi Arabia.
“Taleban” violence spreads to Islamabad
Three women captured by female students of a madrassah were freed today, one of them forced to “immoral behaviour”. There is increased concern that the entire country may become prey to a form of Taleban violence. The president of Pakistan Minorities Alliance tells AsiaNews: “It is wrong to leave justice in the hands of small groups and not in the hands of the law”.
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