Brushing aside abundant evidence that Islamic schools in Pakistan have become training grounds for terrorists, Pakistani Information Minister Rashid Ahmed defended the schools (madaras) as vital for the safeguarding of Islam. Oh, and don’t worry about nukes. Pakistan’s “nuclear assets are in safe hands.” From NNI, with thanks to Twostellas:
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has lauded the role of Madaras in the promotion of Islam.
Addressing an International Peace and Martyrs Conference at Jamia Sirajia Nazamia here Friday, he said that most of the Madaras are play real role in the service of Islam, but one or two have to be restructured and government has evolved a strategy to safeguard the Islam and the country.
He said that our nuclear assets are in the safe hands and we will not hesitate to play the historical role if Pakistan faces any danger. . . .
He rejected the impression that Pakistan is a terrorist country and its Madaras are promoting terrorism and said that our Madaras are the biggest NGOs, they are not promoting terrorism, but work to safe guard Islam.