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ERBIL – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) arrested on Wednesday dozens of teachers in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh for refusing to teach the new curriculum imposed by the group on the schools across the province.
Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, media activist Abdullah al-Malla said that ISIS militants raided the homes of dozens of Iraqi teachers and arrested them for protesting against the Sharia curriculum imposed by the jihadi group.
“More than 30 teachers were arrested today for refusing to teach the Islamic curriculum at the schools of Mosul in Nineveh province,” al-Malla said, adding that the Sharia Court plans to punish those teachers and replace them with some “more committed” staff.
The extremist group has recently imposed its own curriculum on the schools of Nineveh province.
ISIS has cancelled major subjects from the educational curriculum in areas under its control across Syria and Iraq, such as philosophy, math, biology and chemistry.
“These essential courses have been replaced by some extremist subjects on Sharia and jihad, designed by the group to idelogize students and gain their support to the alleged Caliphate,” a teacher in Mosul told ARA News, under the condition of anonymity.
“This protest by the teachers of Nineveh province is a first step towards eliminating the unjust regulations imposed by ISIS on the people,” the source concluded.
The extremist group has earlier executed a number of teachers in Mosul city for refusing to teach the new curriculum.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News