Syrian schoolchildren are taught the language of war. Palestinian text books deny the existence of Israel. Iranian classroom maps say ‘Occupied Palestine’. Common accusations from the enlightened West.
Arabs are often portrayed as forcing war down the throats of our children. But who is exposing youngsters to this tragedy? Arab parents and teachers, or the American soldiers and Israeli settlers illegally occupying Arab land?
It is often said that we shouldn’t forget our history, so that we don’t make the same mistakes again. It is even more difficult to ignore our present. If we do, nothing will change. Maybe that’s what our enlightened friends want.