We taught the Muslims to hate us: a Story of Unintended Consequences.

It turns out that the rise of Radical Jihadist Islam owes a special word of thanks to–the U.S. gov’t.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A5339-2002Mar22?language=printer

“In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books, though the radical movement scratched out human faces in keeping with its strict fundamentalist code.”

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