What do you think about this You Tube video of what appears to be Palestinean children?
I am astonished that this is published for the whole world to see! Do you think that this is really what it appears to be, or just some kind of demented anti-Palestinean propaganda?
In my attempts to verify this as being legitimate, I found this discussion on Snopes about the psychology behind terrorism. I found it to be very interesting and instructive reading. But I wasn’t able to find anything that helped me to be sure that the video is authentic.
If, in fact, this video is genuine, do you think that children should be taught to believe this way? Am I missing something? Is there something I don’t understand?
Is there some rational justification for using children in this manner? Authentic or not, this seems like the most heinous kind of child abuse to me. I think that the producers of this video should be locked up, whoever they might be.
Should people be justified for teaching children to believe that they would be most useful, and most valued by their culture or their deity, if they elect to become martyrs?
How can we hope to end the conflicts between people if, in fact, some of them are immersed in this kind of twisted propaganda from the beginning of their lives?
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