Just finished watching this amazing CNN Special "Generation Islam" with veteran Middle East affairs reporter, Christiane Amanpour. I really hope Pres. Barack Obama watched this too. It lays it out so clearly: the way to fight Islamic fundamentalism, jihadists, and suicide bombers is through books, not bombs. By building schools so that these children have alternatives, rather than dropping missiles on their homes and killing their relatives which only drives them into the arms of extremist recruiters. The program covers Greg "Three Cups of Tea" Mortenson, whose work we have already profiled on this blog, but also many others who are trying to win the hearts and minds of the younger generations in Afghanistan and Gaza through education and other peaceful means. It is an excellent production and a worthwhile way to spend a couple of hours.