For those who still stubbornly claims that ISIS / ISIL / IS has nothing to do with Islam, it is time to open your eyes: Schools in eastern Syria are being closed on the grounds that education is "haram", or Boko Haram as they would say in Nigeria.
Chemistry and physics are already gone from the schedule, while Islam has been given a prominent place. The protests are, not surprisingly, few - it's too dangerous to protest.
‘Islamic State informed them that teachers shall undergo a religious instructional course for one month, and that Islamic State officials were currently developing a new curriculum instead of the current ‘infidel’ education,’ the Observatory statement said.
Their latest move aims to further reduce the school day into several hours of religious learning at the expense of academic subjects, according to local activists.
‘They’ve announced that they will only teach religion and a little bit of mathematics.
‘Their rationale is that all knowledge belongs to the creator, so even the multiplication table shouldn’t be taught,’ said an activist called Abu Hussein al Deiri.
Girls who do not use the burka are being whipped. How long are they allowed to go to school, and what is the point if all they get is quranic teachings?
To keep the population in an iron grip then terror, power and force is an ideal combination for ignorant and brainwashed citizens. All dictatorships aim to control the population's education and thinking. Communism, Nazism, fascism or the Islamic state - you name it. No need to be given permission to think your own thoughts, much less express them, then the oppressors lose their power.
Freedom of speech will forever be the foundation of a free and democratic country.
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