Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq


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BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been “permanently annulled.”

The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous and ordered that certain pictures be torn out of textbooks.

But instead of compliance, Iraq’s second largest city has — at least so far — responded to the Sunni militants’ demands with silence. Although the extremists stipulated that the school year would begin Sept. 9, pupils have uniformly not shown up for class, according to residents who spoke anonymously because of safety concerns. They said families were keeping their children home out of mixed feelings of fear, resistance and uncertainty.

“What’s important to us now is that the children continue receiving knowledge correctly, even if they lose a whole academic year and an official certification,” a Mosul resident who identified himself as Abu Hassan told The Associated Press, giving only his nickname for fear of reprisals. He and his wife have opted for home schooling, picking up the required readings at the local market.

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#2

This kind of reminds me of Nazi Germany in which all youth were enrolled in the Hitler Youth in order to brainwash them.


#3

So true. What a shame. :o


#4

Nazi Germany would have been a highly scientific education at least, very much interested in making the Gernan nation cutting edge in the technologies that Germans excel in.

If ISIS follows the Taliban lead, it is going to be all Koran, all the time leaving the kids stupider and let fit for a modern economy that they would have been had they not attended school in the first place.
It only compares to a Nazi education in its fascist intent.


#5

They know they need dumb down the people in order to keep them at mongoloid status.


#6

Those poor people. I wouldn’t want to send my child to school either especially now that airstrikes will be on their way.


#7

Neither would I. I would be afraid to send my children to school at all with Islamic State in control over there. Who knows when Islamic State will kidnap more children and sell them into slavery or even slaughter more children. :frowning:


#8

That is a good point.


#9

“Mongoloid” is a discarded racist term describing people with Down’s Syndrome.


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