A look at the Christian Taliban and their "Madrasa" system.
Anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time has heard me say that what we are seeing today in world politics is a war of the Right against the Right. Well, it looks like the Isomorphic nature of this war has gone up a notch or two.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the "madrasa" schools used by groups like the Taliban and the Wahabbis to indoctrinate children, it works like this. A group will set up a "free" school for poor children in (usually) impoverished, outlying areas of Muslim countries. Parents send their children in hope that they will get some sort of education (and often a free meal) but what they get is religious indoctrination into the fundamentalist cause, with hopes of them becoming cannon fodder in the War against the West (TM).
You may remember what the Jesuits used to say, "give me a child until age eight and I will have him for life" (or something to that effect).
Well the fundamentalists on the Bush regime side have started their own madrasas. One, called "Kids on Fire Summer Camp" has just come the public attention through a documentary called Jesus Camp (check out The Web Site for the movie).
If you would like to be frightened, check out (the trailer) for the movie. I have to warn you though that it will be very disturbing to anyone with even a modicum of decency.
Or just watch this
Not worried yet?
Well ask yourself, if the Wahabbis are so effective at getting people to kill themselves to get at the targets they want to take out, how long will it be until we see these kids running suicide missions against family planning clinics, a gay marriage ceremony, a synagogue, or your local Democratic Party offices?