The Female Solution: How Do We Help Children Battle Religious Stereotypes?
Fear is a powerful weapon when it comes to justifying mistreatment of a racial, religious or ethnic minority. As we look at the diversity of the Muslim world and the growing population of converts to Islam, we also see a growing hysteria among those who have been programmed to see Muslims as terrorists. We heard of the young schoolboy scientist who invented a clock, brought it to school and was arrested for making a “bomb.” Today’s guest Hamed Ahmadi has had a similar harrowing experience and shares his alarming story. How can we encourage our children to explore science and technology without fear of attack and suspicion? How do we undo the religious profiling that has gripped the non-Muslim world?