The Islamic State’s aversion to other religions and ideologies is well-known, and it is on display once again, with the jihadist outfit vowing to keep Charles Darwin’s evolution theory out of textbooks in Iraqi schools.
By Mugdha Variyar—International Business Times
The Islamic State has issued new rules to schools, which it has publicised through bulletins in mosques and markets in Mosul, a part of which reads – „good news of the establishment of the Islamic State Education Diwan by the caliph who seeks to eliminate ignorance, to spread religious sciences and to fight the decayed curriculum.“
Schools will now have to substitute references to ‚Iraq‘ or ‚Syria‘ with ‚Islamic State‘, and teachers along with students will be segregated on the basis of gender.
While the theory of evolution was reportedly never taught in Iraqi schools, the IS has explicitly banned it, an attitude also often associated with far-right Christian propagandists.