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Shut Islamic schools that teach hatred: Karzai

Shut Islamic schools that teach hatred: Karzai

Author: Agencies
Publication: Expressindia.com
Date: September 24, 2006
URL: http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=74365

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the international community to put an end to Islamic schools that teach hatred and produce suicide bombers, ahead of summits next week with the United States and Pakistan.

Madrassas, or Islamic schools, are "teaching hatred rather than religion, (teaching) that some people we must hate, that some people we must destroy," Karzai said at a public luncheon in Montreal.

The Afghan president said it "will take a lot of sacrifice from Afghans, and from the rest of the world ... to get rid of those places who in the name of madrassas, in the name of religious schools, are teaching hatred to young people and sending them against us, who are actually training suicide bombers against us."

His comments, at the event hosted by the Conseil des Relations Internationales, an academic organization, came on the final day of a three-day visit to Canada.

In an interview published yesterday in the national Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail, Karzai said that Pakistan, Afghanistan's neighbour, must find the political will to eliminate its breeding grounds of terrorism if Afghanistan is to know peace.

Karzai said the Pakistani military must take action and other countries need to pressure them to do so, the newspaper said.

"We have to talk to Pakistan and we have to convince them that it is not in their interest, that it is going to hurt all of us eventually," he was quoted as saying.

On Wednesday, Karzai, US President George W Bush and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf are to hold three-way talks on the US-led fight against terrorism.

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