The Taliban (only one example) would fall in a New York Second if they did not force their minions to be illiterate and ignorant.
And superstitious. Don't forget that one.
They love the Dark Ages and that's why they want to live in it.
Educate people even towards a modicum of education and the Taliban would be tossed into the toilet where they belong.
Hmmmm. Unfortunately, the same thing holds sway in the USA. We wouldn't have a corrupt Congress and an Obamanation as President if people here could actually reason and think.