Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Losing Their Religion...

After almost five years of war, many young Iraqis, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they have grown disillusioned with religious leaders and skeptical of the faith that they preach.
In two months of interviews with forty young people in five Iraqi cities, a pattern of disenchantment emerged, in which young Iraqis, both poor and middle class, blamed clerics for the violence and the restrictions that have narrowed their lives.
"I hate Islam and all the clerics because they limit our freedom every day and their instruction became heavy over us," said Sara Sami, a high school student in Basra. "Most of the girls in my high school hate that Islamic people control the authority because they don't deserve to be rulers."
Atheer, a 19-year-old from a poor, heavily Shiite neighborhood in southern Baghdad, said: "The religion men are liars. Young people don't believe them. Guys my age are not interested in religion anymore."
Exposing the senseless violence of the religion of peace...seems these young Iraqis are smarter than our Berkeley students.

2 Comments:

Anonymous fidelio said...

My stupid dog, who chews up aluminum cans, is smarter than the Berkeley students. I've always said if we held on over there this would happen. The Iraqis are sick of war, they are throwing out the terrorists and building a decent country, but still some folks get the idea we should just abandon them.

4/3/08 14:03  
Anonymous Season said...

I'm not surprised.

4/3/08 17:07  

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