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Islamic Conservatives Add Creationist Content to Pakistani Science Textbook

Schoolchildren in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Buried in a Reuters story about an Islamic-conservative makeover of textbooks in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a nugget that will remind Americans of their own country:

Another official said a physics book for teenagers would include Koranic verses regarding the creation of universe and ecosystem.

Other changes include the removal of all images depicting women without headscarves and the replacement of information about non-Muslims such as Helen Keller with content about Muslims.

Via Filipa Ioannou