28 August 2015
The terrorist group ISIS is institutionalising an education system that will perpetuate its violent legacy by moulding the young in its fold with ideas of bigotry and hatred. The group has been belligerent about its intention to perpetrate violence and provoke conflict globally.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not only been promoting ideas of religious hatred and violence globally by the use of online platforms for their propaganda, the group has exploited the education systems that it has taken control of in Iraq and Syria to institutionalise its brainwashing efforts.
Clearly, the revamp is aimed at nurturing future generations of jihadists and violent militants. In June 2014, just before ISIS declaration of a self-styled Caliphate, it announced that it was restructuring the education system in areas it controlled in Iraq and Syria.
… Syed Huzaifah Bin Othman Alkaff is a Senior Analyst with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), a constituent unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 16/11/2015