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VIDEO: Students Unaware of Beheaded Journalists, Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

VIDEO: Students Unaware of Beheaded Journalists, Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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Young America’s Foundation spokeswoman Ashley Pratte took to the George Washington University campus on Friday, September 5 seeking to interview students about the upcoming anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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We asked the following questions to randomly selected students around the GWU campus:

-Next week marks the anniversary of a major national event, do you know what that is?

-Do you know what ISIS is?

-Did you know that ISIS is responsible for the beheading of two American journalists? If so, could you name one?

-Are you aware of the celebrity “nude photo” hacking scandal? If so, could you name any of the celebrities involved?

The results are stunning:

-6 out of 30 students recognized this week is the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

-4 out of 30 students were able to name one of the American journalists beheaded at the hands of ISIS.

-29 out of 30 students were able to identify one or more celebrities involved in the nude photo hacking scandal.

The reason for conducting this video project was to bring awareness to our 9/11: Never Forget Project which is designed to remember those murdered at the hands of radical Islamists more than a decade ago. With radical Islam continuing to terrorize the world, it is crucial that our young people and our schools remember the American lives lost and understand the challenges we face today.

Click here to watch the video.

Ashley Pratte is the spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation.


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