Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Our friends the Saudis

From the Boston Globe: “Saudi Schools teach Hatred of the West

For example, eighth-graders are taught, in a geography book, that "Islam replaced the former religions that replaced it" and that "a malicious Crusader-Jewish alliance is striving to eliminate Islam from all the continents."

In a ninth-grade language exercise, Saudi youth are instructed to use the sentence, "The Jews are wickedness in its very essence," when learning the rules of the Arabic language.

The Saudi response has been: “It’s only 5% of textbooks – what’s the big deal?”

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