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August 02, 2005

Pakistan madrassas may not close

From The Times of India...

President Pervez Musharraf may be threatening to send them packing, but foreign students in Pakistan's numerous madrassas seem to have plenty of friends in the administration.

Senior Pakistani politicians and religious leaders have come out openly in support of the foreign students, saying they are not the terrorists the West is making them out to be.

"There is no proof of involvement of any madrassa (seminary) student in any terrorist activity," said Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, chief of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League.

"I will take up the matter with the interior ministry," Hussain said, adding that students who got no objection certificates (NOCs) from the government to study in Pakistan should be allowed to complete their studies.

While I understand the desire of the non-violent students to continue their education, when we have terrorist after terrorist coming out of these schools, promises that they'll be good boys and not blow anything up simply are not enough.

There's an old story about a farmer who had three bulls. The largest had 100 cows. The next largest had ten cows, and the smallest bull didn't have any cows yet. They had hear that a new bull was arriving.

“I got 100 cows, and ain't no new bull gonna take any of them away from me. I tell you that, boys,” said the first bull.

“He ain't gettin' none on my ten cows,” said the next.

“Hey, if there's anyone that's gonna be getting cows it'll be me,” said the smallest bull, “I've been waiting too long, as it is.”

The suddenly a giant rig pulls up into the field and the biggest. meanest bull any of them had ever seen thunders into the field. The ground shook as it stepped out of the trailer and it blocked the sun, it was so gigantic.

“Well, y'know,” said the first bull, the fear apparent in his voice, “I have been feeling a bit tired lately. I suppose I could spare a few cows.”

“Y-y-yeah, me too,” said the second bull, his voice also quavering, “I don't need all ten of my cows.”

Before they could stop him, though, the youngest bull rushed out into the middle of the field, facing the new bull, and started snorting, waving his horns and pawing at the ground.

“Are you crazy!!” shouted the first bull, “He's gonna kill you!”

“Get back over here,” shouted the next bull, “it's not worth it!”

Still snorting and pawing at the ground, the youngest bull looks back at the other two and in a loud whisper says, “Are you kidding me! I don't want to fight him. I just want to make sure he knows I'm a bull!!”

Sometimes it pays to make sure it's understood exactly what you are. Muslims who are not terrorists need to take the extra step to distance themselves from terrorists. Oh, and in a real way, not in some carefully worded, meaningless pretend fatwah like what was recently done by CAIR and their cronies.

Related coverage: The Jawa Report

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 2, 2005 08:39 AM

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