Context matters – “Allah is the only god”


CaptureTL;DR Summary

  • Conservative social media protested that school children were ordered to write “Allah is the only god” for a school assignment.
  • The incident did happen, but context matters!
  • This is just one tiny part of a multi-part course segment on issues in world history. And specifically, on the role that religion has played in major historical events.
  • On 1 day of a 3 week period, students examined the Five Pillars of Islam to learn the role they played in history.
  • From a propaganda perspective, this poster is effective. It is simple to understand and depending on the target, quickly creates an emotional response that largely short circuits further in depth analysis or understanding.


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