Iran banning English in schools to stop “cultural invasion”

Iran banning English in schools to stop “cultural invasion”, Jihad Watch

Another way for Iran to oppress and suppress its people using full force propaganda, as it struggles with an unpredictable uprising:

Islamic leaders in Iran have banned English teaching from the curriculum of all junior schools to insulate the country from what they see as the invasion of Western cultural ideas and principles.

The Internet and the explosion of the information age has been the worst nightmare for Islamic supremacist despots. It potentially rescues the young from shackles of ignorance and feeds the drive within Iranians to be free. The Ayatollah Khamenei says:

Western thinkers have time and again said that instead of colonialist expansionism the best and the least costly way would have been inculcation of thought and culture to the younger generation of countries.

What folly. Whenever Islamic supremacists are facing the horrors and humiliation of losing, they raise the specter of “colonialism,” long abandoned by Western nations.

It is Islamic supremacists that have an expansionary agenda, which has gone so far as to implement the Muslim Brotherhood Plan for North America and a similarly clever “Project” for expansion into the non-Muslim world. It is Islamic supremacists who are still holding black slaves and abusing humanity in the name of their religion. They are the ones who endeavor to move to the West via hijrah, to destroy Israel, and to conquer the House of War so that it becomes the House of Islam. Through clever strategy and the manipulation of Westerners, they play the victim card in their ongoing quest for credibility and establishment of the Sharia.

The rogue terrorist-funding country of Iran is in a bad place now, given domestic uprisings, its battle with Saudi Arabia for regional hegemony, and the growing impatience of America and Israel in tolerating the regime’s belligerence via its proxies, helped by Obama’s support in the nefarious Iranian deal that saw over 100 billion dollars flow into the coffers of Iran to fund those proxies: Hizbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the like.

President Trump has warned that the world is watching with regard to how Iran responds to its protestors, thus tying its hands (somewhat) and leaving Iranian despots in a panicked state to regain control over its people and create the impression that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in control.

So far, the Islamic supremacist agenda has managed well to divide and fool blokish Western leaders, so the latest attempt by Iran to accuse the West of a “cultural invasion” may be its own version of a “hail Mary pass.” It may well work, given the foolhardiness of leftist leaders and their significant following.

“Bad Language: Iran Bans Teaching English in Schools to Fight ‘Western Cultural Invasion’”, by Simon Kent, Breitbart, January 8, 2018:

Islamic leaders in Iran have banned English teaching from the curriculum of all junior schools to insulate the country from what they see as the invasion of Western cultural ideas and principles.
“Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run high education council, announced on state television. “The assumption is that in primary education the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid.”

The announcement comes as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said the last of the anti-government protests that have roiled the country for the past week have finally been “put down.”

Those riots have been variously attributed to a host of foreign factors, although Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have been pinpointed as the main architects of the unrest, as Breitbart Jerusalem reported.

The teaching of English usually starts in middle school in Iran, at the ages of 12 to 14, but some primary schools below that age also have English classes. Private language institutes are also popular with students after their school day, while children from privileged backgrounds attending non-government schools receive English tuition.

This is not the first time the matter of the English language has troubled Iran’s theocracy.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voiced anger in 2016 over the “teaching of the English language spreading to nursery school,” the Financial Times reports.

Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, said in a speech to teachers at the time: “That does not mean opposition to learning a foreign language, but (this is the) promotion of a foreign culture in the country and among children, young adults and youths.

“Western thinkers have time and again said that instead of colonialist expansionism the best and the least costly way would have been inculcation of thought and culture to the younger generation of countries.”

A video of the announcement of the ban was widely circulated on social media on Sunday, with Iranians calling it “the filtering of English”, jokingly likening it to the blocking of the popular app Telegram by the government during the unrest…

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