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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies for Children

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Sep 17
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Children are not allowed to study math, social studies or democracy anymore in parts of Syria controlled by ISIS. This week, ISIS unveiled its new educational restrictions, saying that any teacher who dares to break the rules “will be punished.”


The rules said teachers must not use the phrase “Syrian Arab Republic,” which is the official name of Syria. Instead, teachers are supposed to use Islamic State and teach “the belonging to Islam.”


Textbooks will not be allowed to refer to evolution.


ISIS posted the new restrictions outside the streets, ending with a firm warning: “This is an obligatory announcement, and all violators will be punished.”


In Syria, at least 200 people were killed on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Of those 60 were killed by airstrikes. In total, the United Nations reports that more than 190,000 people have died in the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad’s rule and rebels.



Publication date: September 17, 2014