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February 10, 2007

Iranian Textbooks Urge Global Martyrdom

Topics: Iran

Iranian human rights activist, Ghazal Omid, praises a new study that finds textbooks used in Iran's schools are instilling students with hatred toward the West, especially the United States, and urging them to become "martyrs" in a global holy war against countries perceived to be enemies of Islam. He goes so far as to claim that the hard-liners in Iran are using the books to turn children into "ticking bombs."

Robert Spencer finds it interesting that "U.S. academic" Shireen T. Hunter contradicts Omid.

Posted by Richard at February 10, 2007 11:07 PM



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