Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Islamic State Cripples 670K Students' Education; Has Schools Closed While It Deforms Curriculum

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today (January 6, 2015) that an estimated 670,000 children in Syria are being deprived of an education after Islamic State (IS) forces ordered schools closed while the curriculum is made to conform with its religious rules, according to the Reuters website.

Islamic State -- an offshoot of al Qaeda which has recruited foreign fighters -- has seized land in Syria and Iraq, imposing its strict reading of Islamic law.

The militant Islamist group stands accused of massacres, beheadings, sexually enslaving women and young girls, and recruiting children as fighters.

"In December there was a decree of the Islamic State ordering the stoppage of education in areas under its control," UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said today.

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