Despite the tragic nature of terrorist attacks, some have found themselves in situations where they sympathize with terrorists rather than hoping they rot in jail for the rest of their lives, which is a normal reaction to murderers. Unfortunately, those sympathizers are now touching our young children with this absurd narrative and ideology. Education campaigners are speaking out against curriculum and books in the United Kingdom that teach young adolescents that terrorists murder because they feel they are treated unfairly.
The book Talking About Terrorism was published by Brilliant Publications and actually recommends students to write a letter to a terrorist. What makes it worse is the fact that it was published mere weeks after the Manchester, United Kingdom terrorist attack that resulted in the death of 22 people which included young children. The book has a foreword from NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless and director of the Jo Cox Foundation Iona Lawrence.
The book argues that terrorists commit these acts of atrocity because they are,
“treated unfairly and [are] not shown respect.”
It goes on to describe Nelson Mandela as a terrorist who was on the right side of history saying,
“The Suffragettes used violence and were called terrorists … Today many people think of them as brave women and admire their struggle for the right to vote.”
Last time I checked Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as Nelson Mandela, didn’t go around murdering hordes of people. To compare the two not only is a disgrace and shameful but is utter lunacy. It does a disservice to these role models and history.
Just to give you some background on the type of people who wrote this book, Lawrence campaigns and promotes the idea of bringing illegal immigrants into French settlements without proper documentation. They seek to achieve their policy goals by basically brainwashing the younger generation.
The book warns of the rise of extremism and the cultural and political shift it has caused as a result. However, it goes on to argue that the way to combat this is through a,
“fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. Children and young people can and should be equipped with the confidence to stand up for these values.”
This book is nothing more than negligent and dangerous. The authors Alison Jamieson and Jane Flint clearly did not think about the negative effect their work would have before writing. Chris McGovern, Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education said the following about this ludicrous book and practice,
“This 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. It is part of the ‘British Values’ agenda that is being forced on schools by Ofsted and the educational establishment. The primary school classroom is not the place to humanize terrorism by ‘pretend dialogue’.”
This is political correctness at its best. But being politically correct serves nobody. Being politically correct is what allows radical Islamic terrorism to continue as we refuse to acknowledge what is the cause of the issue which is radicalized fanaticism. When we refuse to acknowledge a problem people die. These writers should be ashamed of themselves for trying to teach young children such an abhorrent ideology.
Thank God this is not being taught throughout schools in the United States – that I know of. This is exactly why people voted for the likes of Donald Trump. Because they are sick and tired of being fed a line of crap. The American people want someone who acknowledges the threat that radical Islamic terrorism poses. This stupid book does not acknowledge that problem.