FARAKHABAR: AISS Concerned Over Increase in Unregistered Madrasas


A new study conducted by Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) found that the number of unregistered Madrasas (religious schools) has dramatically increased in the country, an issue which according to AISS could lead to the promotion of radicalism and extremism.

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306 people were interviewed at 50 unregistered Madrasas in ten provinces of Afghanistan with the main focus on suicide attacks.

Asked about suicide attacks, 75 percent of the respondents comprising teachers and students of the unregistered Madrasas termed the act of suicide as contrary to Islamic principles.

In a separate question when asked about Taliban, 60 percent of the respondents called Taliban puppets.

Research also indicates the links of the unregistered Madrasas with external sources.

“75 percent of respondents said suicide attacks weren’t legal under any circumstance while 80 percent of respondents announced suicide attacks against the Afghan national army and Afghan national police soldiers entirely un-Islamic,” AISS researcher, Mohammad Muhiq said.

In this episode of FARAKHABAR, host Yama Siavash discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Mohammad Muhiq, AISS researcher
• Daee-ul-Haq Abid, deputy minister of religious affairs


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