Good news: Hamas Islamifying Palestinian school curriculum

posted at 3:12 pm on June 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

School pageants, kindergarten graduations, and children’s TV can only do so much. If you want perpetual jihad, you’ve got to make them live with it. Day in, day out.

Palestinian children spend more of their school day studying Islam. Critical jobs in public education are filled by Islamic stalwarts. A once-banned social studies reader, crammed with hard-line rhetoric, is now in classrooms.

During a year in power, the Islamic Hamas movement has begun taking control of Palestinian schools and is making changes.

Hamas leaders insist they are not trying to indoctrinate children. But moderate Palestinians say Hamas’ goal is nothing less than shaping the political views of future generations…

So far, [Education Minister Nasser] Shaer has made only a few changes. He has increased religion classes from three to four a week and allowed a social studies reader with a strong Islamic bent to be used in the classroom.

He has focused mostly on moving Hamas loyalists into key positions in the education system, presumably preparing the ground for tighter control in the future.

When a high-level education job opens up, it goes to a Hamas supporter, with appointees often leapfrogging over other candidates with stronger credentials. Eight of 14 West Bank school districts are now controlled by Hamas, from none a year ago, and the new religion requirement meant hiring some 300 graduates of Islamic teachers’ colleges that are Hamas strongholds, Fatah educators say…

In some cases, girls are pushed by pro-Hamas teachers to pray and wear head scarves, although no law requires it. Hala Barghouti, 11, from the village of Deir Yassin, said she is transferring from a public school to a private Christian one next year to escape the nagging.

I had no idea Hamas had its hooks in that deeply in the West Bank; I thought they were basically a Gaza phenomenon. The question is, does it matter? Will greater religious influence in Palestinian life really make much difference when Arafat’s filthy terrorist Fatah party is the alternative?

Look at it this way. It can’t help.

Speaking of which, bad news for Palestinians hoping to escape from the Islamic paradise and find a better life in the west — a new fatwa says they can’t. Think of it is a theological Berlin Wall.

A new piece from my blue period. “Still Life: Arrangement in Blue and Gold, or Another Hundred Years of Palestinian Ruin and Death-Cultism.”


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She needs a headscarf.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on June 10, 2007 at 3:27 PM


Would you like some chips with your Hamas?

Kini on June 10, 2007 at 3:52 PM

For a while I’ve been worrying that we’d run out of crazy ass radical Muslims taking jihad to the streets of Hometown, America, seeing as how they are all blowing themselves up. This Hamasification story reassures me that WE’LL NEVER RUN OUT OF MUSLIM SUICIDE BOMBERS! Allah Akbar!

Tantor on June 10, 2007 at 4:15 PM

The last line in the article:

“We want a generation that is able to deal with the rules of freedom and democracy,” she said.

Democracy per se isn’t the answer, remember it we’re talking about the democraticaly elected Hamas that’s pulling this crap.

P. James Moriarty on June 10, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Zombie of Allah.

Unlucky fellah.

(Or lady.)


(Koran In/Koran Out.)

profitsbeard on June 10, 2007 at 4:36 PM

How many will there be left here who will understand what it means when practicing Islam and Russia finally join together and attempt to carry out the “final destruction” of Israel? It’s coming…

NRA4Freedom on June 10, 2007 at 4:59 PM

I hope they learn the proper jihad etiquette.

JammieWearingFool on June 10, 2007 at 5:19 PM

The hand that rocks the cradle.

This is the extreme crux of where change must occur, in just two generations 90% of the animus that creates the danger that not only us but the entire world faces would simply evaporate if the brainwash were permanently stopped.

Of course this would entail stopping the hive mind mentality.

Resistance is not futile.

Speakup on June 10, 2007 at 5:28 PM

if any of you have ever visited and looked at what passes for education in the PLO territories, wtf can be done to mkae it WORSE?

Defector01 on June 10, 2007 at 5:28 PM

No, it can’t be good. But Fatah was already indoctrinating the kiddies to want to grow up to blow up and make some more dead Jews. How much lower is there to sink?

Splunge on June 10, 2007 at 7:05 PM

Perhaps I lack appreciation for the ambiguities of modern art. But that looks like a cow in the front seat, and Howard the Duck in the back seat, next to Ms. “I pwn the cable news channels.” An homage to Guernica combined with wry commentary on the failures of pop culture, perhaps?

You won’t be seeing complaints from me about nonstop Paris coverage in the news. The rest of the news is pretty depressing. Fanatics who want to kill us, political representatives who want to sell us out. Why NOT obsess about some spoiled heiress’ foibles? Much easier on the nerves, because it really doesn’t matter, and it’s interesting, psychologically.

Splunge on June 10, 2007 at 7:12 PM

Scarier and scarier.

hollygolightly on June 10, 2007 at 8:28 PM

Where are the international bleeding hearts who otherwise bud their noses into any business? Where they are really needed, nary in site.

Entelechy on June 10, 2007 at 10:33 PM

she is transferring from a public school to a private Christian one next year to escape the nagging.

Backlash? Wow. I bet ol’ Hamas didn’t see that coming.

TexasDan on June 11, 2007 at 1:40 PM