I can't fathom that they would see "western education" as so bad that they would do this kind of thing. I really... don't understand. I mean, I don't understand doing this to begin with, but then because of that? What?
Well, they are the spiritual descendants of al-Wahhab, who was a drop-out of Islamic school. He and his followers believe and do things which would have horrified the early caliphs. (Not that Mohammedans back in their day really cared for the early caliphs since a bunch of them were murdered.)