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Madrassa and kuttab and the wannabe Arabs

Reader comment on item: Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas
in response to reader comment: A madrassa without teaching Islam wouldn't be a madrassa!!!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 21, 2007 at 17:30

Hi Jaladhi

The Arabic word madrassa in actual fact means school. Secular school that is. Now enter the wannabe Arabs in Paksitan and India and a religious school becomes a madrassa.

The Arabs call a religious school: al-Kuttab. When I told one of my teachers of the Arabic language he did not believe me then he said: what do you except from those that do not know the Arabic language!


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