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Pakistan's Grant for Controversial Islamic Seminary Under Review

Weeks of scathing criticism has apparently prompted a provincial government in Pakistan to review a grant of $3 million it has recently allocated for a controversial Islamic seminary, which some critics refer to as the “University of Jihad.” The Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary, or madrasa, headed by Samiul Haq, a former senator, is located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, which borders Afghanistan. Haq’s madrasa, where about 4,000 students are enrolled, has been widely known for...

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