Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brainwashing

I was rather appalled in a supermarket over the weekend to witness what appeared to be a vulnerable young man being brainwashed.

He didn't seem like the brightest crayon in the pencil case, and he was being given tasks by a Muslim cleric. The tasks were worded vaguely, which meant that the young man would try to complete them, and then get confused, whereupon the cleric and his sidekick would swoop in to provide guidance and reassurance, the words backed up with physical reassurance (hand on arm, etc.). The aim seemed to be to get to the point where the young man felt completely powerless, and needed to be told exactly what to do by the cleric.

It was disgusting to watch. Not to mention frightening.

6 comments:

Tickersoid said...

Not everyone, particularily the young, understand these mechanisms.

Brian Sibley said...

That's clerics for you...

David Weeks said...

This is, sadly, nothing new.

Have a look at the prescriptive National Curriculum in which subjects and their content are prescribed ~ not by teachers in the light of their experience and the needs of the children they teach, but by governments and their quango departments.

That is disgusting for it disables a profession and generations of young children.

Brian Sibley said...

Your letter is 'R'...

Tickersoid said...

I'll have a vowl please Brian.

frobisher said...

I remember when at school young Asians being taken out of school for a year or more to visit Pakistan to learn about their heritage & attend religious schools - to learn about the Koran. Of course when they returned they were hopelessly behind with their schoolwork and very often left school with no qualifications.

It's quite sad that these days Islam seems to flourish on ignorance