I understand that childhood is not always a happy time. Circumstances can bring difficulties that some children just do their best to survive. But when people, educated people, people that pretend to be people of faith, steal the childhood of generations for their own purposes, that is just evil.
I just read an article in the Washington Times by Douglas Burton and Marios Efthymiopoulos about the state of education in Iran. From the time they are in kindergarten these children are taught to wage war and expect a life of martyrdom. They are even taught to expect nuclear war.
These children are presented with an Islamocentric world view where Iran leads Muslims through the final apocalypse And is the final unifier of all civilization under the Islamic faith. To do this, they explain to these unformed minds they must be ready to fight, kill, and, if necessary, sacrifice themselves, for the cause. So much for the religion of peace.
Worse, it does not stop there. ISIS steals children as young as ten. They hand them AK47s and send them out to fight. These children are not warriors. They are sacrificial lambs. They teach these children to kill prisoners with a knife. They teach them to behead their "enemy".
These actions are all sanctified by their ever so "holy" mullahs. Their religious men who, they believe, talk to angels. After all, these are no less actions then were done by "The Prophet", so they are a legal and just means to propagate the faith.
But we don't hear much of this sort of thing in our usual news. One needs to have enough interest to seek out news from different sources. Unfortunately most people have neither the time nor the inclination to make the effort. So I will continue to spread the word as best I can.