Education in the Third Reich served to indoctrinate students with the National Socialist world view. Nazi scholars and educators glorified Aryans, while labelling Jews and other so-called inferior peoples as parasites incapable of creating culture or civilisation. Schools played an important role in spreading Nazi ideas to German youth.
While censors removed some books from the classroom, German educators introduced new textbooks that taught students love for Hitler, obedience to state authority, militarism, racism, and antisemitism.
It was instrumental in winning over a new generation to be wedded inextricably to Nazism. Totalitarian states have always done this, warping reality so it fits in with dogma.
This nightmare did not emerge from nothing. Indeed Nazism came out of one of Europe’s most vibrant, liberal and progressive societies. In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Ministry of Truth controls information: news, entertainment, education, and the arts.
Winston Smith works in the Records Department, “rectifying” historical records to concord with Big Brother’s current pronouncements so that everything the Party says appears to be true. While this is fiction it was Orwell’s attack on communism, in the wake of Stalin being one of the victors. It demonstrates the unrestrained such forces can quickly warp a free democratic society into the exact opposite.
Britain’s Schools of Hate
The Trojan Horse scandal was an organised attempt to introduce Islamist and Salafist teachings into several schools in Birmingham. An anonymous letter sent to Birmingham City Council in late 2013, alleged to be from Birmingham Islamists detailing how to wrest control of a school, and speculating about expanding the scheme to other cities.
An inspection at Park View School found a classroom culture which was not welcoming to non-Muslim pupils. In school assemblies, former staff alleged that a senior teacher frequently praised Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda recruiter that had been involved with at least three major terror attacks, and referred to non-Muslims as “kuffar”, an insulting term for “infidel”. The teacher also used school facilities to copy Osama bin Laden DVDs. External speakers were improperly vetted.
The Ofsted report at Golden Hillock School stated that “students’ understanding of other religions is scant as the religious education curriculum focuses primarily on the study of Islam”. In an incident that was referred to counter-terrorism police, a teacher told the pupils at the Golden Hillock school “not to listen to Christians as they were all liars”.
Another teacher told the children that were “lucky to be Muslims and not ignorant like Christians and Jews.” Nevertheless the case against the head teachers collapsed in 2017. However, since then the hate, prejudice and vitriol that were the basis of the allegations against Muslim schools has spread unabated in the education system. However it is not in some marginal Islamic madrasas, but rather the mainstream.
Ministry of Brainwashing Children
“AQA is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement extends to the treatment of everyone with whom we interact: job applicants, employees, exam candidates, part-time fee-earning personnel and visitors.”
When one looks further AQA is adamant that its staff need to be treated with equality and respect. Unfortunately this does not translate into equality and respect in how it treats the various communities who inhabit Britain today.
In the AQA approved Religious Studies text for GCSE (written by Lesley Parry, Jan Hayes, Sheila Butler, published by Hodder Education), we find this rather disturbing view of Hinduism:
“Holy books teach that it is necessary to be able to uphold a righteous cause and that in fact there is nothing better than a righteous war. If the cause is just Hindus will take up arms. Self-defence is justifiable; hence India has nuclear weapons to protect from aggressors. Some Hindus have turned to terrorism to protect Hindu beliefs.
Now contrast this with the entry on Islam:
“Muslims believe in Jihad, ‘the striving for justice’, which can mean armed conflict to protect the common good. Radical Jihad is not acceptable and neither is terrorism. Islam condemns violence and indiscriminate killing, so wars have to be carried out in the right way and there are set rules for warfare. People have the right to freedom and to defend that freedom in the right way.”
ISIS, the 9/11 hijackers, the 7/7 bombers, the slave traders who sold captured Yezidi girls and women on social media apps, the terrorists who forced all indigenous Hindus out of Indian Kashmir at gunpoint, the murderers of staff at Charlie Hebdoe, the youth who blew up the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, and assorted suicide bombers all did their actions in the name of Islam.
Where are the Hindu plane hijackers, suicide bombers and terrorists who video beheading people? Now this is not to say all Muslims are terrorists and Islam preaches terrorism. Indeed ISIS targeted Shias for extermination and blew up Naqshbandi Sufi shrines. Chechenya’s Akhmad Kadyrov was not only its president but chief mufti. He was assassinated in 2004 by a bomb which had been planted by followers of Shamil Basayev who was linked to Pakistan intelligence services.
One of the most notable themes in Nineteen Eighty-Four is censorship, especially in the Ministry of Truth, where photographs and public archives are manipulated to rid them of “unpersons” and inconvenient facts, by destroying evidence of them, writing them out of the narrative as if they did not exist, and blatant false information. In this AQA has become a serious real world rival to Orwell’s nightmarish behemoth.
What evidence is there that India’s has nuclear weapons because of this supposed Hindu belief in righteous war? Did India’s military have to consult holy texts before they decided what weapons the country needed. Incidentally this same Hindu-hating exam board does not attribute Pakistan having nuclear weapons to Islam.
There is no hint at all. The Ghauri is a medium range ballistic missile is named after Muhammad Ghauri, who invaded India in the name of Islam and established the Delhi sultanate. Pakistani military named three of its medium-range ballistic missile Ghauri-I, Ghauri-II and Ghauri-III, in the memory of the sultan. The Sultan’s chronicler, a Persian named Sadruddin Muhammad Hasan Nizami describes his master’s exploits in detail:
“He purged by his sword the land of Hind from the filth of infidelity … and the impurity of idol-worship, and left not one temple standing … When he arrived at Mirat [Meerut] all the idol temples were converted into mosques. He then marched and encamped under the fort of Delhi.”
“The temples were converted into mosques and abodes of goodness, and the ejaculations of bead-counters and voices of summoners to prayer ascended to high heaven, and the very name of idolatry was annihilated.”
His armies pressed on and destroyed the university and its libraries at Nalanda, as well the many Buddhist monasteries which spelt the death knell for Buddhism in India. Facts that AQA religious studies would censor because it does not accord with their pre-determined agenda of spreading the false anti-Hindus narrative which has barely changed from the racist and colonialist muck which gave rise to it.
The Apathetic Model Minority
Now AQA can only do this because like Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia it relies on a docile victim audience. That is why if AQA made the same remarks about jihad as it did about this non-existent Hindu holy text basis for India having nuclear weapons it would have various community and human rights organisations to answer to, as with those that exposed some of the flaws in the Trojan Horse scandal; which is why it collapsed. Hence by attacking Hinduism and indeed Hindus, inculcating hate into its target audience of young minds who will grow up viewing Hindus as followers of the some deranged violent belief system, it knows that there will be no reaction.
In Nineteen Eighty-Four there is blatant fabrication which does not accord with reality. Indeed the line between fact and fiction cannot even be determined. It is the same with AQA religious syllabus. In Orwell’s novel there are the mythical opposition followers of Bernstein. AQA does not even have to deal with that.
The so-called Hindu organisations which one would have expected to be tackling these issues are nowhere on the scene. However then it comes to having a conference in Chicago or taking pictures with MPs at Diwali celebrations at the House of Commons, these sycophants emerge from the apathetic miasma which is barely noticed. Issues such as AQA enforcing Hinduphobia in its text books are too controversial for them and are beyond their very limited comfort zone.