Pakistani men, part of an angry mob, react after burning belongings of Christian families, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, March 9, 2013. A mob of hundreds of people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore attacked a Christian neighborhood Saturday and set fire to homes after hearing accusations that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam's prophet, said a police officer. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Did they seriously expect anything different?

Pakistan: Public School Textbooks Continue to Teach Intolerance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study of Pakistani public school textbooks, which reach over 41 million children, found that these textbooks negatively portray religious minorities and signal that these minorities are untrustworthy and inferior. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sponsored this study, which was conducted by the Pakistan-based NGO Peace and Education Foundation (PEF), an organization dedicated to promoting peace and tolerance in Pakistan.

“Pakistan’s public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical “facts” as settled history,” said USCIRF Chairman Robert P. George. “Missing from these textbooks are any references to the rights of religious minorities and their positive contributions to Pakistan’s development. These textbooks sadly reflect the alarming state today of religious freedom in Pakistan. A country’s education system, including its textbooks, should promote religious tolerance, not close the door to cooperation and coexistence.”

  • canminuteman


    • lolwut?

      They have nukes

      • canminuteman

        By “yawn”, I mean this is the same old story we have known about for years, and it being written about again will change nothing.

      • I know. That is scary.

  • Dana Garcia

    I see that a cop blew up a couple people in a courtroom when he tried to show how a grenade works — oops! An average IQ of 84 doesn’t get a country very far.

  • simus1

    Tarek Fatah has often mentioned this sort of thing as being an ongoing farce. When the aid agencies call it to the attention of the Dumpsterstanis, the books are bounced up or down a grade again and the suckers are told the book has been “removed” as requested.

  • Let India deal with Pakistan.

  • marty_p

    I thought the only book required is the Quran which teaches us that Allah created the world and everything man needed.
    There is no need to read any other book nor learn anything other than the Quran as the other books are the works of infidels, kuffars and Zionist agents designed to distract the True Believers from reading the Quran.