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Monday, February 7, 2011
U.S. Propaganda Video From 1980s Cheers Kids Being Indoctrinated In Jihad
The State Department made several documentaries about the jihad against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan during the 1980s. This clip, from "We Are Afghanistan," made in 1984, extols the virtues of children being indoctrinated for a life of jihad.
Ironically, some of these children are now likely adults in an Afghanistan wracked with insurgents targeting U.S. forces.
Many of the dozens of American jihadists who fought the Soviets researched the U.S. government's position on the mujahideen before going to Afghanistan. For more about these American jihadists, check out "Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go To War In The Name Of Islam" by J.M. Berger. To pre-order the book, click here.
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