Taliban blow up girls’ school building in Pakistan:
It is now more or less accepted that Taliban are the truest followers of Islam and hence their deeds reflect the purest form of Islam. According to a press report appeared on March 6, 2011, in The Statesman, a Kolkata based English daily, Taliban have blown up a girls’ school building in Pakistan. The report said,
“Taliban militants blew up a state-run girls’ school in north-west Pakistan today, though there were no casualties in the attack. The militants blew up the girls’ primary school at Kalo Banda Shawa in Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with explosives laid around the building, sources said. The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have destroyed hundreds of schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the adjoining tribal belt over the past three years.”
As Taliban represent the purest form of Islam, one should conclude that the pure Islam is against educating its women. Â (Islamist Monitor)
Robert Spencer explains how its done:
The intrepid mujahedin, gunning down teachers and forcing school closures in the entire province. Later on, they, along with analysts in the West, will complain about the region being poor and underdeveloped, and say it causes jihad. But this is a classic example of jihad causing poverty, and obliterating the means of improving one’s lot in life.
Ibn Warraq exMuslim in his book ‘Why I am not a Muslim’ — p 318, notes the numerous hadiths/traditions that discourage or prohibit the education of women –‘prevent them from writing’ …’do not add an evil to unhappiness’ .. Mohammad saidÂ ‘do not teach women writing, teach them spinning and the sura al-nur.‘ And this was followed by caliphs and endorsed by the very famous al-Ghazali (11-12Century) who in his ‘Revival of the religious sciences’ defined a woman’s role —stating she should NOT be well-informed… quote in p300 of Warraq’s book.
Reliance of the traveller –-sharia law m 10.3 p 538 notes a man can let his wife leave the house for a lesson in sacred law, for invocation of allah, to see female friends (with certain restrictions…..)
Education in Islam refers to religious education and women may be ‘released’ to learn those bits that will keep her a ‘good Muslim female’, but this is NOT education as we understand it.
Critical thinking, alternative views, forget it. Hence the Taliban, the closest thing yet to a pure Islamic state according to Indonesia’s Bashir, is completely correct in stopping the ‘education’ of girls.
Initially, under Khazi, Afghanistan’s sharia laws also prohibited married women from attending schools etc —since little girls can be handed over in marriage at any age, this is a prohibition on educating girls —the Taliban are NOT the only ones against it –so are the clerics that develop Afghanistan’s laws!