Literacy Rates in Muslim Countries—15-24 Year Olds (2000—2015)

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Some Muslim countries have made dramatic literacy achievements (2000—2015).

Introduction:— Muslims are being persecuted the world over, even in regions where it was previously unheard of. Particular concerns are Kashmiri Muslims who are oppressed by Hindus in India,[n. 1] the Burmese Rohinya—where even the former human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi has even publicly declared her hostility towards Muslims in Buddhist Myanamar—Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.[n. 2] Education has been one of the key ways to combat this persecution, as nations are able to become stronger, more economically stable and hence safer through larger contributions of their GDP towards defence spending. One of the ways in which education is measured is through literacy rates—which have been increasing steadily throughout the world; including that of the Muslim world. Pakistan had a literacy rate of 55% that increased to 75% within 15 years.[1] Gambia has gone from 53% to 73% in the same amount of time.[1] Sudan went from 78% to 89%. Generally, out of the 50 or so Muslim countries, only 15 of them have literacy rates of below 90%.[1] Bangladesh and Pakistan, some of the most populous Muslim countries have literacy rates of 83% and 75% respectively.[1] These literacy rates detail statistics for 15—24 year olds, the most important demographic to any nation.[1] There are only two countries which have shown a decline,[1] understandably one of them is Iraq which fell from 84% to 81% owed to the US war in Iraq.[2]


Country 2000 2005 2010 2015
Tunisia .. .. 97.17172 98.06133
Turkey .. 96.11855 98.22459 99.24951
United Arab Emirates .. 95.00645 .. 99.42795
Uzbekistan 99.87435 .. .. 99.94834
Yemen 90.23408




  1. ^
    1. Zawahir Siddique (September 2009). Kashmir continues to suffer Indian oppression and world focuses on nuclear war scare. Crescent Online. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
    2. The Primary Target of Fascist Hindus are the Muslims. Harun Yahya. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
    3. Douglas Johnston (2 June 2008). Faith- Based Diplomacy Trumping Realpolitik. Oxford University Press. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-0-19-972195-5.
  2. ^ For example, she refused to condemn persecution, attacks and murders of Muslims in Myanamar (Burma), and even went off air when interviewed by a Muslim saying why hadn't anyone told her that the interviewer was Muslim. She has proven herself racist.
    1. Peter Popham (March 25th, 2016). Aung San Suu Kyi: What the 'interviewed by Muslim' BBC Today programme comment can tell us about her views. The Independent. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
    2. Heather Saul (March 25th, 2016). Aung San Suu Kyi made angry 'Muslim' comment after tense exchange with BBC presenter Mishal Husain, it is claimed. The Independent. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
    3. Nicola Harley (March 25th, 2016). Aung San Suu Kyi in anti-Muslim spat with BBC presenter. The Telegraph. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
    4. Kian Tajbakhsh (April 5th, 2016). Is Aung San Suu Kyi a Racist?. The Wire. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Education: Literacy rate. UNESCO. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.
  2. ^ Hugh Gusterson (November 2nd, 2011; first published in Brussells Tribunal September 15th, 2011). Iraq had a Long Tradition as a Center of Higher Learning: How America’s War Destroyed Iraq’s Universities. Global Research. Retrieved September 2nd, 2016.

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