Paki Curriculum of Hate: “No Muslim was left alive!”

In Pakistan the word “jihad” in textbooks have  it as “waging a holy war against infidels”– efforts to rewrite it into some kind  of peaceful “inner struggle” have failed.

In a public school located just outside the capital, a classroom of ninth-graders follows quietly along in their history textbooks as their teacher reads out loud about what happened shortly after the creation of Pakistan in 1947:

“Caravans that were on the way to Pakistan were attacked by Hindus and Sikhs. Not a single Muslim was left alive in trains coming to Pakistan.”

As the magnitude of the sentence registers with the students, the phrase “No Muslim was left alive!” echoes around the classroom from whispered lips. Students are clearly engaged with the subject and clearly disturbed with what history they have just learned.

The only problem? That description in the students’ books is highly not only misleading, it is false.

Though the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 was indeed one of massive violence, Mubarak Ali, who has written several books on India-Pakistan history, says this is a one-sided account of events and an exaggerated version of the truth.  In fact, it was the Pakistani side where the communal riots  jihad started, and in reaction, Indians responded, he says, adding: “But very few trains were attacked. And many more made it alive, which is not taught.”

Neither Pakistan or India teach their children that way too many Muslims were allowed to remain in India, where they are now waging jihad to conquer the rest of the country.

Dr. Ali says that such content should be expunged from school books, much as India has managed to do.

Paki  textbooks raise debate about ‘curriculum of hate’

Government-sanctioned textbooks across Pakistan contain numerous examples of anti-minority and anti-Western language, prompting activists to encourage teachers to stop using them.

“Instead of teaching Pakistani youth that Hindus from India are to be blamed for everything, textbooks should critically look at this communal violence, which can actually be traced to the way both Muslims and Hindus responded to British imperialism before the independence. We should not glorify this division but rather criticize it, because Muslims and Hindus coexisted peacefully for centuries before,” he says. 

That coexistence part is, of course, like the mythical “Golden Age of al Andalus”,  absolute BS. Read it all.

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  1. Let’s be nice and stop blaming the Hindus…let’s blame the British!!! Don’t forget, they also put a stop to the wonderful co-existence of Arab Muslims and black Africans in the Sudan. Bad, bad British!!!

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