Saturday, May 27, 2006

Saudi Arabia - Teaching hate in school

We are constantly being told that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. We're told that those Muslims who act otherwise are a minority, militants who have hijacked the religion.

I recently posted about Saudi school children being taught hate and intolerance. Now, the left wing National Public Radio, has noticed.

Saudi officials have told Washington that their reformed curriculum encourages tolerance and understanding of other religions and cultures.

But a recent investigation found otherwise.

The textbooks "reflect an ideology of hatred against the other, against Christians, Jews other Muslims, for instance, Shiites and the majority Sunni Muslims and all others who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi doctrine," Shea says.

The center's report cites numerous examples. It quotes a fourth-grade text as telling students to "love for the sake of God and to hate for the sake of God." The report says that textbooks instruct students that Christians and Jews are "apes and pigs" and warns students not to "greet," "befriend" or "respect" non-believers.

It's not just in Saudi Arabia. All around the world Muslims everyday are being taught this. Remember this next time someone tells you Islam has been hijacked.

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