Sunday, August 20, 2006

Afghanistan, problems still

That's a lot of schools:

Insurgents have targeted schools, burning 144 to the ground over the past year and forcing 200 others to close following threats against teachers and students, according to officials. More than 200,000 children have been unable to continue their education as a result.

The insurgents say that educating girls is against Islam and oppose government-funded schools for boys because they teach secular subjects besides religion. Targeting schools is also considered a tactic to shake the authority of the U.S.-backed government.

They don't like women, do they?


Anonymous luther said...

Interesting they are opposed to all "secular" subjects. I guess things like bomb making, beheading and torture are religious topics.

7:22 PM  

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