Pakistani school textbooks encourage Islamic extremism, report finds
Catholic World News - April 05, 2012
Textbooks used by Pakistani schools encourage Islamic extremism and hatred for religious minorities, a Catholic Church commission has reported.
The National Commission for Justice and Peace, a report entitled “Fanatic Literacy or Education,” found that textbooks give a distorted impression of the Christian, Hindu, and Sikh faiths. The report called for revision of the texts and for a new educational approach encouraging religious tolerance.
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
Apr. 05, 2012 7:43 PM ET USA
Religious tolerance is NOT a tenant of Islam. It never was and never will be. There are certainly tolerant Muslims but those are the ones that do not actually live out their religion as it is spelled out in the Koran and lived throughout the centuries. Hatred of non Muslims is part of Islam. The best us Catholics might get is the opportunity to pay a tax and keep our mouth shut in a Muslim society as a minority.