Iran Indoctrinating Children in Islamic Supremacism
Posted by Joshua Price on March 21, 2008
A new Freedom House study of Iranian textbooks finds that the Islamic Republic is teaching its children to embrace Islamic supremacism, preparing them to enter a political system that discriminates against women and non-Muslims.
The study, “Discrimination and Intolerance in Iran‘s Textbooks,” is the most comprehensive to date of Iran’s textbooks, analyzing 95 compulsory textbooks for grades one to 11. The main author of the study, Saeed Paivandi, is a sociologist at Paris-8 University and one of the few Western scholars to specialize in Iran’s post-revolutionary education system.
“The discourse of the textbooks has not been written with the concept of equality of all human beings, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the study concludes. “In the textbooks’ reasoning, human beings cannot be equal with one another on this earth, in the same way that, on the day of reckoning, they will be subject to divine judgment for their identity and actions. The trend, based on the clear and official negation of the equality of human beings, created different positions for the various people in society. Some individuals are born first-class citizens, due to their identity, gender, and way of thinking, while others become second- and third-class citizens. Those who are excluded from the inside are victims of this discriminatory system.”
Nothing like raising generation after generation of hate-filled, potential terrorists.
Just how the Hitler of Germany thought certain ethnic and religious groups were inferior, namely Jews, the Hitler of Iran believes in the inferiority of Jews, Christians, women and homosexuals, and he’s passing this belief on to school children.
Again, where are the human rights groups? Nowhere to be found. This proves that most human rights groups only care about their cause to the extent that its politically beneficial, just like any other political group. They act like they are above everyone else because of their mission, yet their mission only applies in political expedient circumstances.