Mission impossible for Pakistani progressives?

(Reuters) - The small but enthusiastic group of "progressive" Muslims arrives at a hotel conference room in Pakistan's capital with the tools they hope will help blunt extremism in the unstable U.S. ally. The Khudi organisation -- self-esteem in Urdu -- does not expect the government to tackle the problem of spreading Islamist radicalism. So … Continue reading Mission impossible for Pakistani progressives?

US Panel: Pakistani Schools Teaching Religious Intolerance

A report by the U.S. government's commission on religious freedom says public schools and madrassas - private religious schools - in Pakistan are fueling discrimination by casting Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities in a negative light. The report also documents how schools in the mostly-Muslim country are not teaching religious tolerance. The U.S. Commission … Continue reading US Panel: Pakistani Schools Teaching Religious Intolerance