Famed Islamic School Riven By Battle for Control

February 21, 2011

Author: Ravi Nessman

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP


One of the world's most revered schools of Islamic learning, whose strict interpretations of the Quran inspired the Taliban, is facing a revolt against its newly appointed reformist leader - an MBA with a Facebook fan page.


Guns have been fired, accusations of idolatry tossed about and the student body of 150-year-old Darul Uloom in the northern Indian town of Deoband has been riven into rival factions.