Sunday, May 21, 2006

While American kids waste their time learning fractions

From the WashPost: “This is a Saudi textbook”:

Fifth grade: “Whoever obeys the Prophet and accepts the oneness of God cannot maintain a loyal friendship with those who oppose God and His Prophet, even if they are his closest relatives.”

Eight grade: “God told His Prophet, Muhammad, about the Jews, who learned from parts of God's book [the Torah and the Gospels] that God alone is worthy of worship. Despite this, they espouse falsehood through idol-worship, soothsaying, and sorcery. In doing so, they obey the devil.”

Eleventh grade: “The greeting 'Peace be upon you' is specifically for believers. It cannot be said to others.”
That last one wins the “unintentional irony” award.

Extra - Many links over at Memeorandum.

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