Reading, Writing and Repression: Muslim Leaders Slam Education

Muslim teacher gives child a sound thrashing.
Muslim teacher gives child a sound thrashing.

What could be a prime example of the 21st century meeting the 7th, Muslim authority figures have issued what could mildly be described as curious statements concerning education of the youth in their respective nations, as reported by The Indian Express (of New Delhi) on Nov. 19, 2013 and also by the US military-controlled East Africa-centric news portal Sabahi.com on Nov. 20, 2013.

Southern India’s influential Muslim cleric Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar gave a thumbs-up to women and girls receiving a formal education, but only under certain conditions. Continue reading “Reading, Writing and Repression: Muslim Leaders Slam Education”