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Gary R. Bunt

Madrasas in the Age of Islamophobia

Observer Research Foundation Madrasas and the need to move with the times

"There is an urgent need to de-stigmatise madrasas as breeding grounds for terrorism, argues a new book that scrutinizes the problems plaguing Islamic seminaries in the country."This critical issue is addressed in the seminal text ‘Madrasas in the Age of Islamophobia’, where authors Ziya Us Salam and Dr M Aslam Parvaiz point out how madrasas, the cradle of Islamic learning in India are going through challenging times and desperately need reforms and modernization. The Islamophobic wave is alienating Indian madrasas further and a tendency to brand students from madrasas as terrorists for instance are alienating these institutions further." I'd be curious to see this

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