With the recent terror bombing in Manchester, England, it seems bad timing to be talking about the United Kingdom’s new children’s book program that compares Islamic terrorists to an early-1900’s women’s liberationist…No joke. If it was, it would be a sick one.
As if that wasn’t a deranged and deadly curriculum, the book called “Talking About Terrorism: Responding to Children’s Questions,” serves as some sort of instructional guide for those parents and teachers who just don’t have the mental capacity to explain to their children about terrorists and terrorist acts. Its publisher is Brilliant Publications, and has stated that their goal is to “stimulate critical thinking and encourage creative investigation of key themes.”
ARE THESE PEOPLE, INSANE? This is the progressive poison seeping into society everyday. It is arrogant belief that philosophy, and working these issues out in the mind will solve the terror problems. Yet these people that create these dangerous new standards are only putting more innocent lives in danger.
The terrorists must think we are absolute, imbeciles – and they would be right.
“Each section has inspiring stories of peacemaking and reconciliation, about the power of love over hate, of non-violence over violence and the importance of tolerance and respect.”
From The Blaze:
Peter Wanless, CEO of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, wrote in the foreword that, since adults cannot shield children from terrorist acts due to consistent media coverage, the book will help teachers educate children on tolerance and discourage them from committing acts that could “hurt themselves or others”:
If we are to reassure our young people, encourage their tolerance of others, and prevent them from being groomed into acts that could hurt themselves or others, we must talk with them and educate them. This book sets out to help teachers do just that. The Internet and 24-hour news cycle means that it is impossible to shield children from the reality of terrorist attacks. But, with open conversation and clear explanations, we can help them feel safe and know that the world is still a good place.
The book suggests that terrorists are people who commit atrocities because they were treated “unfairly and not shown respect.” The guide also offers examples of people who were also considered terrorists but were later celebrated as heroes, such as the suffragette movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s who protested for their right to vote.
Chris McGovern, Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, has strongly condemned the book:
“This is a crackpot idea based on the misguided notion that primary school children must engage with, and show ‘respect’ for, religious fanatics who are seeking to kill them…The primary school classroom is not the place to humanize (sic) terrorism by ‘pretend dialogue’.”
No kidding! This is just SICK!
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