NCF has been asked by IMPACT- SE to look into a website called Al-Fateh.
Al-Fateh is an on-line Arabic-language magazine aimed at Arabic-speaking children and youth. The website went live in September 2002.
IMPACT SE analyses school curricula in the Middle East and worldwide to ascertain whether the material conforms to the international education standards.
There will be a meeting held in Parliament on 11 November 2009 at 2pm. All are welcome to join. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
The link to the website is: www.al-fateh.net
It is worrying to find a children’s magazine that glorifies the cult of martyrdom- especially as it will help to generate the next generation of suicide bombers. Given that every child has the inherent right to life, as set out by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is exploiting the innocence of children by exposing them to consider martyrdom in a children’s magazine.