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JSPES, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 2003 )
pp. 257-274

Reforming Pakistan's Educational System: The Challenge of the Madrassas

Robert Looney

The author examines the history and functioning of the Madrassa school system in Pakistan, which he sees as a fount of Islamic fundamentalism in that country, and a potential source of recruits for militant Islamic extremism.