OBAMA BLAMED FOR ISIS TEACHING KIDS TO HATE THE WEST
AS WELL AS EBOLA, SUNSPOTS AND THE PARIS ATTACKS
Happened to catch a few minutes of Rush’s program the other day (I was on my way to a doctor’s appointment) and heard his bloviating about PBS Frontline’s video entitled "ISIS In Afghanistan." Rush was pointing out how this liberal propaganda piece shockingly exposed that ISIS in Afghanistan was indoctrinating young kids in school to kill infidels, hate America and all sorts of other jihadists lessons. And he was right. The video did show this along with a whole lot of other insights into the formation and spread of ISIS and its philosophy. And, as naturally as the sun appearing over the horizon each day, Rush blamed Obama.
Now I don’t mean to criticize Rush, after all he has the perfect right to “interpret” documentaries he might see on PBS or any other media outlet. But, I do reserve the right to point out how utterly ignorant and stupid Rush is, something I’ve done many times here and feel fully justified in doing so again. Case in point. Apparently Rush is unaware that such indoctrination of young school kids has been going on for decades all around the world wherever groups like ISIS, or Al Quaeda or the Taliban are in control. Had Rush not been so ignorant of how the real world actually works, especially how the real world works overseas and in the Muslim world two areas of human knowledge he seems particularly blank about, he would have known this. And maybe he does, although I doubt it sincerely, and he’s only using the Frontline documentary as a vehicle to one more time blame Obama for everything that’s wrong not only here in the United States but around the world as well.
Perhaps Rush doesn’t know that our biggest ally in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, has funded thousands of schools (madrassas), mosques and Islamic community centers all over the world for decades now. And not to imply that these entities are either intended to promote terrorism nor are they any more than Saudi Arabia’s desire to extend the reach of Sunni Islam as far as it can, a legitimate purpose. But once established, the Saudi benefactors have no control over the philosophical teachings of the madrassa or who becomes the Imam at the local mosque.
But this is beside the point. Once the Taliban or SISI take control of an area, they also take control of all public services and that includes schools. The example shown in the Frontline documentary of a makeshift school in Afghanistan, is probably typical of what happens when they do. But ISIS and the Taliban are not the first to exercise indoctrination of youngsters around the world. In Pakistan, for example, schools and madrassas that teach youngsters to hate the West are quite common in that nation’s remote mountain areas and a couple of not so remote, in Quetta, for example and such schooling has been going on for a couple of decades now. It’s no secret and despite the efforts of the U.S. and Pakistani Army they are continuing to survive.
So, no, Mr. Rush Limbaugh the teaching of young Muslim students in Afghanistan to hate the West, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, is not Obama’s fault no matter how hard you might try to make it so.
The Frontline Video "ISIS In Afghanistan" is here: