Tuesday, August 09, 2005
In the West, madrasas conjure up images of religious extremism, and that is certainly a problem with some. However, all you're really talking about is a type of educational institution. A good parallel for people who speak out against madrasas in general would be if liberals condemned churches because of the likes of Fred Phelps. With that in mind, RFE-RL profiles the madrasa revival in Central Asia, which provides many people with the only real education they have access to.