May 11th, 2011
10:44 AM ET

Madrassa teaches children to hate U.S.

CNN's Stan Grant visits a madrassa, an Islamic school, in Kabul, Afghanistan, where children learn to hate America.

soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Hindu

    what is up with Hinduism being referred every where, why is everyone using Hindu and Hinduism..does not make any sense to me..does it to anyone please

    May 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      does not make sense for me too, but as human being we must repect each other's religions
      from Kabul

      May 23, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    Afghan people are tired of US occupation and Afghan military/police violence. Even the anti-Taliban Rawa organization is against them.

    May 18, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    In maddrasses the ISI is teaching children against international forces more in Pakistan, in Afghanistan where Pashtuns are living, not all Afghanistan, becasue they are not to be afforded becasue the other people in AFG ae against the Taliban Alqaeda and their barbarisms, never they accept ISI for some money or somethinge else

    from Kabul

    May 17, 2011 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Deryk Houston

    Hate is a terrible thing ...... in any form. Killing people without a trial is barbaric. How many innocent tall, lanky men have been killed by drone attacks that America thought "might" have been Bin Laden making his way down a mountain road.? Whose fathers and husbands were those poor people?
    Is anyone suprised at the hate building up in these communities? Hate will not solve things but it should be a red flag for those trying to figure out ways to stop terrorist attacks.
    After all these years and much blood and treasure, sadly, America has learned absolutely nothing from the 911 event.
    That is what the news story should be focused on. Instead we see a headline raising questions about the civility of a society and it's teaching style. Missing the real question completely.

    May 13, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Detroit, MI

      Good post,Deryk. The problem being is that the right-wing thugs in Washington just don't get it!

      May 13, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. omairkhan

    before publishing such news in media that western media should think WHY madarasas teahes such things..
    There is a reson behind each thing..
    what u think ..amereca at one side keep killing those inocents like insects on just imposing on its fake agenda of war on terror , or just testing those hig tech weopons without any notice in afghanistan and pakistan..and at the same time expecting a very lovely and polite relationship with those people..there is no ant common sence on pulishng such thing...its a very natural reaction..

    May 13, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Deryk Houston

      This person has it right.
      In is comforting to see so many people respond with this idea, perhaps it might teach American leaders something and they can learn to change their ways. It is always hard to admit fault. But these kind of words might help. I hope so.

      May 13, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Morons, listen up, America would not be in your poophole right now if you wouldn't have hid that terrorist POS Osama the dead Llama that planned 911. He attacked the US first and ran like a beeoooochh, and one thing you retards need to learn, if you start a fight with the most advanced powerful country in the world, stand by for your @ss whipping like you are getting right now, BBeeeeooooochhhes!!! Stop your complaining and just turn around and take it in the @ss, FOOLS!!!!!!

        June 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan from Detroit, MI

    Can any of you ignoramuses here really blame the Muslims for hating us? It's really no different from Europe in the 1940's when several countries hated Germany for occupying them. What part of that don't you understand?

    May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

    Denying me access to this page is denial of my rights to express my views on the subject. It is against the stated policies of CNN while I am ready to correct if proved wrong.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. salerno

    This Madrass in in Afghanistan, not Pakistan. Additionally this Madrass is in Kabul. not Zabul.
    It is time to acknowledge that Pamiri is not a true Afghan like Bangash, just an american dog-washer paid with american tax-payer money. Afghan people are mostly against the american occupation, even the antifundamentalist Rawa (women organization). They accused Afghan police of violence against the people, they are not different from the Taliban.

    May 12, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I understood "near Kabul", may be ouside , but near.

      May 12, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        I reported news and videos that US press does not report. I always provided a verifiable source, differently from you.

        May 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Good post Riza

      May 12, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      everyone knows, you (Salerno) you are the person could be from Border of PAK_AFG, like Karzai, Gulo, Aqani., Zarqawi etc, and now one trust what you say becasue you people are not trustable never and now I the world know it, except cheating and fraud you know nothing, even your Karzai proved that during the las presedintial election,

      From Kabul

      May 15, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      In Kabul we also have some stupid people like Yaqobi and Salerno who just works for Pakistan not for the betterment of the country, so that they must protest against the development and welfare of the people, it is not unusal thing that happened, foolish people always do foolishness actions, and these foolish people are Taliban Alqaeda and their supporters both side of the border PAK_AFG

      May 15, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. zahir

    islam is vary good religon there is bad pepole that subescribe it bad i am sure that mullah is pakestani

    May 12, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. pamiri

    Pakistani Mullhas can do everything agaist Islam there in Pakistan and also in border PAK_AFG, where the most people supporting insergency, but the moque is not the place to encourage children against someone, it is prohibited in Islam, but could be some stupit do it

    May 12, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago, IL

      pamiri you are a godly man, you know the truth about God. God said anyone that turns away His children from Him shall wish he was never born and all people should accept one another and do good to them and not taught any different!

      May 12, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The motivation for killing the americans is not Islam as many US soldiers are muslims too. The motivation to kill them is because they are intruders, criminals killing the people..

      May 12, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. pamiri

    These Mulalh who could have say to children against American and other international forces bad things, most of them have studied in Pakistan In maddrassas, which these madrassas and most of these maddrassas directly and indirectly leads by ISI, just they put an Islamic name on Maddrassas, but their activities is not according Islam, look in Pakistan there is many parties which most of them have Islamic names , like Sepae Sahaba, Jamiyat Ullema , Lashkar Taeba and etc but none of them are doing the activities which Islam requires for the humanity and for other religion except Islam, most of these maddrassas misleading the children and student against Islam or others too, they just produce extremists.

    Islam says you should respect other religion too, and do not force anyone which is not Islam without wisdom reason. do not bother anyone, help others, do not do propagandas which bother other, say the fact if bother you, God like those who says the fact.

    in some Mosque could happened this but no in all in Afghanistan, because all Mullah are not studying in Pakistan and not located on the border or nearby PAK_AFG,

    From Kabul

    May 12, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Respecting the religions is one thing, hating the intruders that killed your people is good. They have all the right to hate and kill any americans or foreigner in their land.
      In the province of Khost Nato airstrike killed 3-4 people as they were reported to be "insurgents". After that the Malak Baba construction company stated 4 road workers building a road. They were providing security for the Company.
      But when a mother or a father claim about their kids killed they are ignored and accused for having burned their children alone.
      Another problem is the criminality of the Afghan police against the afghsn people.

      May 12, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Riza Afghan

        salerno, killing is not right in any religion. so don't leave such a comment.

        Killing is not for human, if someone is not believing in something, just let him go to this way, why on earth you should kill him for ?

        No disrespect but you are leaving bullsh!t comments. Killing never been a good way to guide someone.

        May 12, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Riza – idiot. I NEVER talk about religion as motivation for killing, but every religion allows to kill for self-defence against intruders.

        May 12, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Carole Clarke

    As the twig is bent, so grows the tree – old Victorian saying. Too bad they don't teach them something more practical.

    May 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carole Clarke

      Point taken. Victoria's troops took over from the East India company in India and what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan. You can see the effects in how the military looks and operates and how the railroads were used. Perhaps what it comes down to is what we call the separation of church and state – among fundamentalist Moslems, Islam IS the body politic, there is no separation. Western civilization has touched down everywhere and left its mark. And I will concede that the cultural conflicts that resulted sprang out of our belief that ours is the better way because it's more practical, more progressive, benefits more people. But in this scientific surge, the humanity has been lost at times. Hard to reconcile, to find a kinder way to make progress than running roughshod over other cultures.

      May 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Hate does not come from teaching but for the american violence. Kids must know who killed their brothers and sisters, their parents. US are hated because they kill the afghan people, not because somone teach hate at school.

      May 12, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        YOUR TAX dollar$ help support the Department of Defense.

        May 12, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ks

    By training and rearing mini Osamas they are only increasing the odds that the US will have to stay to wipe out the future assailants. Do we really want these kids growing up to one day take out our children? A misguided bomb over those schools might save a lot of lives in the free world later. I'm just sayin...........

    May 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Read

    Thank God for America – and for Islam [Quote of the Day – 255]

    People, Muslims included, have opinions about America – and who can blame them. And they want to express those opinions – and they should. For, that is what America is all about: the right of the people everywhere to have an opinion and express it.

    And from way before that, from when America was not even a glint in the eye of the Founders, and when the thought of crossing the Atlantic had occurred neither to Thomas Paine nor perhaps to any of his forbears going back several generations, that is what Islam has been all about: the inalienable and God-given right of people to have opinions and express them. Whether or not those opinions are positive or negative, derogatory or salutary has no bearing on the right of the people – whether inside or outside America – to have an opinion about America, or about anything else, and be able to express that opinion.

    So, should I say: Thank God for America?

    And should we all not also in the same breath say: Thank God for Islam?


    May 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Read

      “There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah? Give it a shot. You might like it.” If you ask me how you do that, my response is simple: “Exactly as the man said: By loving your God with all your might and soul and heart, and, at the same time, by loving your fellow human beings – each and every one of them, regardless of race or religion; age, gender or nationality – as you would love yourself.” If you can do that, you would be living your life for Allah. And, oh yes, there is something else you can do: Don’t for one moment forget that God is with you no matter where you are and no matter what you are doing. And, yes, there is something else too that you can do: Do everything you do as if you actually see God. Or, even if you don’t see him, surely you are on his radar and he sees you all the time.” You do these things, and you will be living your life fully and entirely for Allah. So, love Allah and serve Allah’s creation, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, human and non-human alike. That is how you live for Allah. And that is what Islam came into this world to teach everyone: How to live for and with Allah. This is also the core of what is called the Islamic Shari’ah – the Divine Law that God gave to Moses, Jesus, Abraham and Muhammad (God Bless Them All!). It is a collection of divine principles and practices common to Islam, Judaism, Christianity and all other belief systems with roots in any form of divine guidance. And in a truly global, timeless and trans-cultural context, it represents the best that it is possible for humanity to have.” (Dr. Pasha)


      May 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Read – Partially agree, but when the muslims are attacked they can only react turning the violence and possibly die.
        On the other side the Quran states clearly that religion should not be forced. Jihad is for self. defence only.

        May 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        One good attack deserves another....that is what Allah/God/Buddha/whomever always says, no?

        Horse Pucky. It takes a man to counter attack. But it takes a bigger man of God to not. That doesn't mean there should be no reaction but a true man of God would not counter attack. God has not said that this was his will, only ignorant men's.

        Screw it. Let's just go for it once and for all. Put all the Hindus in India or some such place. The Buddhist in Chine, CHristians in Europe, Atheists in the USA, scatter the remainder in whatever country around the world and go for it. Blow the hell out of one another until the strongest wins or there are no bullets left. What the hell? What is there to loose? What is the difference between reality and my fantasy? If Muslims and Christians and Hindus and who ever will never get along then why put off the inevitable? Why wait? If this is how the end of the world is to end then shall we hasten this eventuality and kill, kill, kill, bomb, bomb, bomb, maim, maim, and is going to happen anyway no matter who says what. Quite frankly folks, I am tired of reading all gibberish for this way or that. If you all do not sound like a bunch of kids on a play ground arguing who's father is stronger or who's mother cooks better. Grow UP, for crying out loud! Voice your concerns to your Leaders and Government! The Earth is not here for you to Screw up. The Human race is not for you to kill. God is not who YOU say He is. He is who He is (if He even is!) regardless of what you believe.

        The world is getting way too small for you righteous, pompous ignorants to rule.

        May 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • MicheleG

        YAY for Napoli!

        You punctured their pompous and pretentious affectations. Relentless self righteousness gets tiresome.

        Is why I don't post here much anymore. No one listens, with rare exceptions, Our twin trolls only use other posts to exercise their need to insult and say cruel, empty, meaningless disparagements, so why bother.

        (watch – a troll or two will post a snotty and snide put down.) The resident evil twin trolls have ruined this blog. Adios.

        May 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Abdulameer

    There should be no surprise in the fact that children in Islamic schools are taught to hate America. The purpose of an Islamic school is to teach the doctrines of Islam. These doctrines, based on the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad, teach that all non-Moslems are the lowest of animals (i.e. subhuman) and that they are enemies. The Allah, in the Koran, which these Moslem kids learn, says quite plainly that Moslems must make war on non-Muslims until Islam reigns supreme in the world. Their prophet Muhammad says the same thing. Since America is the leader of the non-Moslem world, if follows that these kids are learning to hate America. This is going on not just in Afghanistan but in every Moslem school in the world because they all teach the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad and Sharia law.

    May 11, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Good post

      May 11, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Abdul – It is not very difficoult teaching children to hate US in Pakistan, as they are bombed on a regulary basis.
      Additionally the Quran does not say what you quoted. You need to read again with a good comment.
      Finally USA is not the leader of the non-muslim world. On the contrary USA is was influenced by Islam through Europe, and many innovation of Islam are better realized in USA than in Europe. For istance the women rights and divorce were first addressed by Islam. Europe arrived after the USA. in some cases.

      May 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |