'A for AK-47, B for battle' -- this is what an Islamic State book reads. The textbook titled, English for the Islamic State, was found at an orphanage in Mosul, Iraq by security forces.
The textbook is completely different from what a normal child would get to see during his or her schooling days. The textbook also gives an introduction to war, jihad and terrorism.
While B is for battle, W is for woman and S for sniper. There are pictures of guns, battle tanks and Islamic State fighters in the textbook.
Textbooks of hate:
It would be interesting to note here that even Pakistan has similar textbooks. A few madrasas which are set up to preach violence begin an alphabet class with B for bandook (gun), K for knife, R for rocket, T for tank, and S for sword.
A Madrasa run by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba has a textbook on history called the White Falcons. The first chapter deals with Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The Muslims were being enslaved by the Hindu Indian National Congress. This party encouraged the slavery of Muslims. "It was Jinnah who saved the Muslims from the Hindus," says this chapter.
Now let us check out some more history and this one is hilarious. "India was part of Pakistan before 1947. The textbook also does its bit to belittle the Indian Army, which dealt several body blows on the Pakistan army in the 1971 war.
"In the 1971 war, the courageous Pakistan army humiliated the Indian Army and defeated them both on the Eastern and Western fronts," as the master at the Madrasa reads this out, the 10-year-old listens on keenly only to end up believing that this is the gospel truth.
There is also a mention in the history textbook about the 1965 war as well. The chapter begins with, "In 1965, the Pakistan army conquered several areas in India. India was staring at defeat. New Delhi had no option but to approach the United Nations and seek a ceasefire."
If one looks at these textbooks, it becomes clear that from the age of 10, the children are taught how to hate India. Chapters on how superstitious Hindu saints were reformed by the Muslims also is part of these books.