Pakistan Madrassas 'Do Not Stoke Militancy'

June 24, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/10399635.stm

Islamic schools - or madrassas - in Pakistan are not stoking militancy or extremism, a report by a leading US think-tank has concluded.

The Brookings Institution report says that while religious schools are often cited as a cause of extremism, they "appear not to be a major risk factor".