Emphasising that there should be an alternative system for religious education, famous writer Tehmina Durrani on Tuesday said madrassahs were promoting sectarianism.
She was speaking at the International Human Rights seminar in London on the eradication of terrorism and sectarianism through video-conferencing.
She said the West’s violation of the human rights charter on the children of war was the root of terrorist activities that had grown branches in all directions. She requested British parliamentarians to use their influence and appeal to the world leadership to ensure that the negligence towards the children of war following the end of the Soviet occupation is not repeated.
“Some 70 % of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 25 and today they are victims of wars. What indeed do you expect them to become tomorrow?” Tehmina asked.
She said unless the children of the Afghan war were provided serious healing, the future of the world was at risk. “9/11 makes it clear that terrorism has no boundaries,” Tehmina maintained.
She warned that damaged people were dangerous as they knew how to survive and it was the responsibility of the world leadership to foresee and ensure that they were moved onto the correct trajectory. She pledged her life to the children of wars and stressed that every citizen must play their role for world peace as living in this era, it was their historic responsibility.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.
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Typical US dictation.
@Ahmed: "BTW, secularism was born as a reply to Christianity. They(Christians) had no answer to it as their religion has no law for the state. However Islam does."
Something may sound good on paper but be wholly impractical in the real world. Who will decide which sect will rule? Did you know that most caliphs were hereditary rulers?
@Mj I agreed and I think there should be one education language and sellybass system in the country for school, madrassahs....
I'm surprised how you would let other human beings just like yourself decide what's best for you.
BTW, secularism was born as a reply to Christianity. They(Christians) had no answer to it as their religion has no law for the state. However Islam does. You might wana read about it if you want. But offcourse the seculars will judge everything with incomplete knowledge and no thinking. Just like they judge Islam.
"Well stop the secularism being spread by educational institutes. That’s a bigger menace."
I'd like to know which alternate reality you're living in where separation of religion from state affairs is apparently a menace.
Well stop the secularism being spread by educational institutes. That's a bigger menace.
Wise lady. I wish somebody was paying attention to her observations.