Madrasah [Yala, S. Thailand, May 2006] June 13, 2006Posted by elizabethwong in International, Islam in Southeast Asia, Photography, Photojournalism, Southeast Asia, Travel.
Contrary to popular myths, perpetuated by the West and even Muslim academics and intellectuals who want to ride on the Muslim-bashing bandwagon, ‘madrasahs’ are not sites of Islamic terrorism. Madrasahs are educational institutions built by Islamic scholars and are a feature in Muslim regions. In most parts, madrasahs are opportunities for many children to get a decent education. Here, young female students scan for their names, to see if they managed to get into this school.