“Our religion is Islam. Muhammad is our leader. All the Russians and infidels are our enemy.”

‘Infidels are our enemy’: Afghan fighters cherish old American schoolbooks

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars helped fan religious conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to a major new study, and even money spent since 9/11 may have stoked tensions.

The conventional wisdom that building schools in a conflict zone helps promote peace and stability is called into question by New York University professor Dana Burde, whose findings make sobering reading for donors as reconstruction of Afghanistan enters a crucial period.