Will democracy take root in the Islamic world? Not if these students have anything to say about it. From Pakistan’s Daily Times, with thanks to Nicolei:
LAHORE: Talaba-e-Jamatud Dawa will organise a series of seminars from May 17 to June 4 against liberalism, secularism and the establishment of the Aga Khan Education Board, said the organisation’s president Hameeedul Hassan on Sunday.
Talabe-e-Jamatul Dawa is the student wing of Jamatud Dawa,a religious
organistion headed by Hafiz Saeed. Hassan and Asif Khurshid, the
organisation’s information secretary, said in a press conference that the Aga Khan Board followed America’s agendas and it should not be allowed to make decisions about academic syllabi. They said that seminars would raise awareness about Islam, fundamentalism and anti-liberalism. A seminar will be held in Lahore on June 2.