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‘Madrassas radicalize, shut them down’: Shia Board chief

As a prominent Muslim leader he shocked many by writing to India’s prime minister seeking a ban on madrassas, the traditional Islamic schools. Calling them “terrorism schools,” the 48-year-old chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board, Syed Waseem Rizvi, has stirred up a hornets’ nest. In a freewheeling chat with Asia Times he […]