comment by Jerry Gordon
The “Karachi Kids” film about American Muslim boys being transformed into Taliban robots by intrepid filmaker Inram Raza has caught fire. This IBD editorial poses questions that we have raised in frequents posts after the return of the two Atlanta boys, Noor and Mahboo Kahn who were recruited by a xenophobic Pakistan Deobandi Mufti Mohammad Naeem. We questioned why his Jamia Binoria Madrassa has an office in New York and why he enters the US on an H-1 visa as a ‘cleric’ to get American Pakistani born parents to offer up their children to this fire breathing death cult, only to have them transformed into terrorist wannabes.
Witness these comments from the IBD editorial:
The pupils, some as young as 8, spend years locked inside these cults reciting the Muslim holy book for hours on end. They learn “Islam, only Islam,” the mufti says.
An English translation of his school’s mission statement reveals its goal is to send Western students back to their home countries to spread extremism. “The outgoing scholars of the Jamia are fighting a crusade against infidels and pagans,” Naeem states.
Astonishingly, the U.S. has the most enrollees at the nine madrassas run by Jamia Binoria of any country outside Pakistan.
The outrage raises a number of questions, including:
Why has Naeem’s U.S. visa been renewed each year? For that matter, why isn’t he on the no-fly list? Why aren’t we demanding Islamabad stop renewing the visas of American students to his madrassas? What share, if any, of the billions in U.S. aid to Islamabad is used to support these madrassas? Who is monitoring these radicalized graduates as they return to America to preach or partake in jihad?