An interesting development out of Pakistan is the decision by the Pakistani President, Gen Pervez Musharraf to expel all foreign students from Islamic schools in his country. This move has been done in the wake of the London bombings when it emerged that some of the bombers that carried out the attacks had been in Pakistan at such schools, where they were aparently “learning” the Islamic religion.
Although rather extreme, this move has been welcomed by many as a step forward to stop Islamic extremists from gathering and insighting hatred and attacks on the innocent.
On the other hand, it has also closed the door to many who are genuinely wanting to learn about their religion and gain further insight into this. Foreign students in Pakistan are pledging to fight this expulsion.