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Would you send your children to this boy scout camp?

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posted on Nov, 25 2008 @ 12:17 PM

RIYAQ, Lebanon — On a Bekaa Valley playing field gilded by late-afternoon sun, hundreds of young men wearing Boy Scout-style uniforms and kerchiefs stand rigidly at attention as a military band plays, its marchers bearing aloft the distinctive yellow banner of Hezbollah, the militant Shiite movement.
They are adolescents — 17 or 18 years old — but they have the stern faces of adult men, lightly bearded, some of them with dark spots in the center of their foreheads from bowing down in prayer. Each of them wears a tiny picture of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite cleric who led the Iranian revolution, on his chest.

“You are our leader!” the boys chant in unison, as a Hezbollah official walks to a podium and addresses them with a Koranic invocation. “We are your men!”

This is the vanguard of Hezbollah’s youth movement, the Mahdi Scouts. Some of the graduates gathered at this ceremony will go on to join Hezbollah’s guerrilla army, fighting Israel in the hills of southern Lebanon. Others will work in the party’s bureaucracy. The rest will probably join the fast-growing and passionately loyal base of support that has made Hezbollah the most powerful political, military and social force in Lebanon.

At a time of religious revival across the Islamic world, intense piety among the young is nothing unusual. But in Lebanon, Hezbollah — the name means the party of God — has marshaled these ambient energies for a highly political project: educating a younger generation to continue its military struggle against Israel. Hezbollah’s battlefield resilience has made it a model for other militant groups across the Middle East, including Hamas. And that success is due, in no small measure, to the party’s extraordinarily comprehensive array of religion-themed youth and recruitment programs.


This is one crazy system they have set up 'brainwashing'? children from primary school all of the way up to the college level ... do people have to send their children to this? what are your thoughts?

[edit on 25-11-2008 by baseball101]

posted on Nov, 25 2008 @ 12:20 PM
This is the only way they can perpetuate the hatred.

The circle of hate continues through generations.

posted on Nov, 25 2008 @ 12:22 PM
Your title is misleading....

(RIYAQ, Lebanon): your talking about

But (Boy Scouts of America) absolutely! It gives kids good morals/lessons in life... and survival
as an eagle scout I can go on and on...

posted on Nov, 25 2008 @ 12:49 PM
Yes, the title is misleading here. Bad on you.

The people of the Middle East have been oppressed for a long time. The US/Israel pulls the strings of the puppet leaders. These people are just trying to find a way to stop the madness.

Most of the people of 'developed' countries really have no idea about what is going on in the name of 'democracy' and the almighty 'dollar'.

Even though the facts are there for people to see, they still chose to believe the rhetoric from the MSM.

The (mis)leaders and their minions are the real evils. We should put them all in prison(and any subsequent bad leaders).

This planet could truly be a paradise but only if people can use self control in regards to greed, power, etc.. Ask me more about this possible paradise.

So, although I do not advocate violence, these people seem to think that they have no choice and I can not blame them for that. It seems some of you can. Perhaps you consider yourselves to be superior?


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