One area policymakers should focus on are madrassas — the religious schools that have existed in many Muslim countries for centuries.
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Our research in Pakistan shows the importance of these institutions not just in terms of education and religious fundamentalism, but welfare support, too.
This provides critical lessons for Afghanistan.
Madrassas and the Taliban connection
The exact number of madrassas in Afghanistan is not documented, but many Taliban have studied in them.
There are an…