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Madrasah [Yala, S. Thailand, May 2006] June 13, 2006

Posted by elizabethwong in International, Islam in Southeast Asia, Photography, Photojournalism, Southeast Asia, Travel.
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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.

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