Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sing-along DVD

British children targeted with terror sing-along DVD for would-be suicide bombers
A shocking sing-along children's DVD which glorifies suicide bombing is being investigated by anti-terrorist police after being found on sale in one of Britain's terrorist hotbeds.

The disc - part of an Egyptian-made series - is on sale in West Yorkshire, where three of the July 7 bombers lived, and is aimed at youngsters from the local Muslim community. [read more]
This is, of course, the religion that British Educator Ibrahim Lawson wishes to teach to children as unquestionably true.

This is the problem with teaching anything as unquestionably true. I have no real doubt that Lawson condemns suicide bombings. But if you teach Islam as unquestionably true, you have no guarantee that your own version of Islam is what the person will believe. You've created an "Islam-shaped hole" in a person's critical faculties, and anyone who can shape a belief to fit that hole will bypass the last, best defense a person has against being exploited or used for evil purposes.

3 comments:

  1. You've been tagged with the idiotic 7 weird things meme. Wanna play?

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  2. With all due respect, I think I'll sit this one out. I've already been tagged twice on this meme, and I'm getting burned out on memes in general.

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