Pakistan, September 5 : Madrasas or Islamic seminaries impart Islamic education. But, in recent years, the perception of madrasas, especially in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan has changed as they have become factories that churn out `jihadis’. Children are brainwashed here to become `Jihadis’ and carry out suicide attacks. Two-decades of war has severely affected education in Afghanistan and going to school has become increasingly dangerous for students and teachers. The insurgents tacitly encourage parents to send their sons to religious schools in neighbouring Pakistan for Islamic studies. The Islamic seminaries brainwash students and teach them religious extremism, armed jihad and hatred against the government in Afghanistan and the West. Almost all Taliban leaders, including Mullah Mohammad Omar, were trained in Pakistani madrasas.