With no state supervision, it is up to the individual schools to decide what to teach and preach as is clearly visible in a video (linked below) circulating on social media in which a teacher is brainwashing young students with extremist Islamic ideology. He quotes a tradition of Muhammad (saw), the revered and Holy Prophet of Islam and then goes on to brainwash the immature minds of young children that could be seen in the video by presenting them the extremist version and meaning of the tradition against the reality.
He then emotionally urges them to kill anyone who says anything about the Holy Prophet or any of the prophets. He then continues to urge them to go for Jihad to Kashmir and Palestine to help their suppressed brothers and sisters and impresses them with anti-state rhetoric and slogans.
Such teachers and such an ideology have hijacked the education system in Pakistan and even government cannot resist it.
The present danger is that these ideologists might have built extremely close ties with radical militant groups and plays a critical role in sustaining the international extremist network.
Such teachers teach a distorted view of Islam in which hatred is permissible, jihad allows the murder of innocent civilians including other Muslim men, women, and children, and the new heroes are these extremists. Martyrdom through suicide attacks is also extolled. Many of the radical religious schools also include weapons and physical training in their regimen, as well as weekly lessons on political speechmaking (where anti-American and anti-state rhetoric is memorized). The students are uneducated, young, dependent on the schools, and cut off from contact with their parents for years at a time, and thus highly susceptible to being programmed towards violence.
These mindsets have become the new breeding ground for radical Islamic militants, where the next generation is trained and groomed.
The growing pattern of religious intolerance in young minds, is threatening the very fabric of Pakistani society and undermining democracy, not to mention putting the lives of millions of members of religious minorities in danger.
Pakistan government must ensure educating its youth and reforming educational system so that it teaches values of religious tolerance, pluralism, ethics, patience, harmony and civic education.
In another video (linked below) circulating on social media, the education system in Pakistan has allowed the religious extremist clergy to mercilessly promote extremism in educational establishments in the country. The greatest evil of our age has been extremism. While the world is fighting to destroy extremism, unfortunately Pakistan, is letting it flourish on its grounds through a corrupt education system manoeuvered and manipulated by the religious fundamentalist groups in Pakistan.
Devoted to promoting peace and harmony, IHRC is gravely concerned about this situation fervently appeals to the world organisations and communities to take vagrant notice of it and impress upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate action to stop this evil indoctrination of its youth and ensure peace at home and abroad.
FIRST ORIGINAL VIDEO CLIP WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES:
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE VIDEO CLIP:
Teacher: Keep this in mind that the Holy Prophet (P B U H) has said that whomsoever will speak about any Prophet, about any Prophet till the day of judgement than he should be torn to pieces. These are the words of the Holy Prophet (P B U H). You have heard the slogan that there is only one punishment for the Blasphemer, that his head should be separated from his body.
Teacher: Do you all remember this slogan? Now under these current circumstances the world of infidelity has the intentions that you the small kids, they do not have anything to do with us, we have spent our lives and now we will pass away. But you are our assets, assets for Pakistan. They have the intentions to keep you in check. These kids should be kept in check. These kids should be engaged in games, in cricket, in hockey etc, they should never realise that they have to go to Kashmir to help out the Muslims. We shall have to go to Palestine, when we are grown up, we shall have to go to Syria, to Burma etc. They think that the kids should not be told about all these, if they are told about all these it will be our loss. But we have to learn all this.
Teacher: Don’t you desire to go to Kashmir, where are Muslim brothers and sisters facing persecution. Don’t you wish? Yes, we do wish. You are all the kids of this school, if one student of your school is beaten outside, will it make you angry or not? So keep this in mind, that whoever will speak about the Holy Prophet (P B U H) the only solution to this matter is that to separate his head from his body. And as it is the slogan of Tajdaar e Khatm e Nabuwat Zindabad, you should remember this slogan as well that whoever will speak about the Holy Prophet (P B U H), he will be killed. All of the children should memorise this slogan, it is a Hadith (Sayings of the Holy Prophet P B U H). This is the saying of the Holy Prophet (P B U H) that whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed, whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed. You will say kill him, whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed, whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed, whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed.
Teacher: Now raise both of your hands and chant the slogan of Tajdaar e Khatm e Nabuwat, you are expressing the love for the Prophet. The deniers of the Holy Prophet (P B U H) will not get sleep at night, due to the saying of the Holy Prophet (P B U H) that we are reciting, in sha Allah they will not get sleep at night because the Muslim children are reciting this saying of the Holy Prophet (P B U H) whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed, whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed,whoever speaks against the Holy Prophet (P B U H) should be killed. The translation of this is that whoever speaks about the Holy Prophet (P B U H) till the day of judgement should be killed
SECOND ORIGINAL VIDEO CLIP WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES:
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ANTI-AHMADIYYA VIDEO CLIP:
- Instructor: And here they are. The whole team is standing here and they all have their self made swords with them. Take it out, that is great, you also take it out, brilliant you good. Furthermore, see here, now you, you little boy you also have it you should take it out too, and you oh! you don’t have the sword today. Now you should tell that how have you prepared them?
- Child: We have prepared by ourselves.
- Instructor: For what purpose?
- Child: We are Muslims, and we have to remove the necks of the infidels.
- Instructor: To remove the necks of the infidels, right?
- Instructor: Meaning if you find any infidel, you will remove his head. And what will you get in return?
- Child: We will get Jannat.
- Instructor: You will get Jannat. That’s very nice, very nice. It’s a thing of a famous poet. Whose sword is it that you are holding?
- Children: It’s Artuguls sword.
- Instructor: Who’s he? Go on tell me.
- Child: Artugul was the son of Suleman Shah.
- Instructor: That’s very nice, and he’s a Muslim.
- Child: Yes he was a Muslim.
- Instructor: He also pursued the infidels, all of them whoever he came across. All of this is for the Jannat. Okay that’s alright.
- Instructor: You show me your sword. Please check it out, this a prepared sword. You show, alright this is your sword. This is great, it is a very big sword and we will remove the necks of the infidels with this. You show us, this is very good they have written the name of Artugul Ghazi on it. See this sword, can this remove the head of the infidel? You show us it is very sharp. That’s great, absolutely great.