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Violence Through Indoctrination

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Delissa Severson

on 22 October 2012

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Indoctrination Preachers of Hate Summary of the Problem and Areas of Violation What is indoctrination? Summary of the Problem The main geographic areas of violation are the Middle Eastern countries and some European countries
Egypt and Pakistan are where most destructive indoctrination occurs; this is mainly attributed to Muslim extremists Areas Indoctrination is teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
Different types of indoctrination
Children are taught to hold radical beliefs based on general lies and then are taught to act radically based upon what they believe to be happening
Children are often viewed as an expendable human resource that can be used as a sacrifice to fight for what the leaders believe
Indoctrination is in direct violation of a child's right to an education, protection from exploitation and opportunities to properly develop Islam and the War on America According to Piaget's stages of cognitive development, a child is not able to start making logical connections until the pre-operational stage (2-7 years).
A child is extremely vulnerable during Erikson's second stage of development (18 months-3 years)
According to Judith A. Myers-Walls, children who are taught to hate at a young age tend to carry that hatred for a long time and that enemy image may become a central part to the child’s sense of self. Effects of Indoctrination on Child Development Muslim Indoctrination
In Pakistan, 90% of suicide bombers are between 12-18 years old
Indoctrination usually begins at the age of 5
Madras are religious schools in Pakistan
Students live here, so first step is to sever ties with family, then block out all other information
Taught that Islam is under attack
Martyrdom is glorified and considered greatest honor
Children surrender to the greater group identity Extent of Problem Globally and Regionally Guraglia, N. M. (2012, July 19). The saudi indoctrination of children. Family Safety Matters. Retrieved from http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-saudi-indoctrination-of-children
Lakhani, K. (2012, June 03). The making of pakistan’s suicide bombers. Combatting Terrorism Center. Retrieved from http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/indoctrinating-children-the-making-of-pakistan’s-suicide-bombers
Myers-Walls, J. A. (2003). Children as Victims of War and Terrorism. Journal Of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 8(1/2), 41-62.
Steele, T. (2012). The cultural onion. Cultural Anthropology. Newberg, OR.
Tan, C. (2004). Michael Hand, Indoctrination and the Inculcation of Belief. Journal Of Philosophy Of Education, 38(2), 257-267. References Many theorists would agree that a child needs some initial form of belief or world-view in order to make sense of the world
The difference between advocating religious or ideological beliefs and indoctrinating those beliefs is the allowance of autonomy
Indoctrination undermines a person's right to self-determination
The core of a person's cultural identity is unquestioned presuppositions that are developed during childhood. These can only be changed through
Or the power of God Continued
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