The Asia Times describes how, despite promises to clean up its madrassas, Pakistan's 13,000 Muslim seminaries, with an enrollment of 1.5 million, have opposed all efforts at reform and now threatens to add to the homegrown Islamist threat Musharraf described as "eating us from within"
A macabre video circulating in Pakistan shows the gruesome death of Ghulam Nabi, a Pakistani militant accused of betraying a front-ranking Taliban leader who was killed last December in an air strike in Afghanistan.
The video, obtained by AP Television News in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), on April 17, shows a 12-year-old boy slashing at Nabi's neck until the head is severed. A voice in Pashto identifies Nabi and his home at KiliFaqiran village in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
The fanatical intensity with which the child - egged on by a group of adults chanting "Allah hu akbar" - demonstrates the tremendous dangers of the kind of psychological indoctrination to which Pakistan's children are being subjected.
Here's a YouTube video which gives some sense of what the madrassas are like: