Philippines eyes greater regulation of Islamic schools

Philippine’s Secretary of Defence Delfin Lorenzana speaks at the fourth plenary session during the 17th Asian Security Summit of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Sunday. (AFP)
  • A five-month siege of the city of Marawi last year left more than 1,100 people dead and 200,000 displaced
  • Since last June, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have been patrolling an area bounded by Sabah and the southern Philippines

SINGAPORE: The Philippine defense secretary said Sunday that authorities there will standardize teaching in both public and private Islamic schools in the wake of a militant siege last year that raised fears of greater radicalization in the country.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Philippines will implement an “institutionalized madrassa system” with standard curriculum and greater oversight from the Department of Education.
Lorenzana said some such schools were found to be run by people with extremist beliefs, making them funnels for the discreet funding of radical activities.
Lorenzana was addressing a security conference in Singapore attended by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, defense officials and academics from 43 countries.
He added that the results of patrols targeting Islamic militants in the Sulu Sea were encouraging. Since last June, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have been patrolling an area bounded by Sabah and the southern Philippines, where militants intended to establish a caliphate.
A five-month siege of the city of Marawi last year left more than 1,100 people dead and 200,000 displaced.

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http://www.arabnews.com/node/1315036/world

2 replies

  1. Rafiq— This is my observation

    Those Islamic countries who REJECT Ahmadiyyah and Israel’s existence will be cursed or punished by God with confluct and poverty. Why?

    Because of hatred has filled their heart fully and no love.
    Hatred is the seed of EVIL, violence, and poverty.
    Love is the seed of peace, happiness and prosperty

    This wisdom of God has been in reality or proof.
    Look at Pakistan who does not recognize Ahmadiyyah is Muslim, very sad indeed. Also Pakistan people is so hate Israel

    Ahmadiyyah should declare and accept the existance of Israel — where Israel recognize Ahmadiyyah is peaceful Muslim, conversely most Islamic countries reject Ahmadiyyah. That is your choice.

    All love ❤️

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