Friday, July 25, 2008

Big Surprise: Saudi textbooks still preach anti-Western hate

An article posted yesterday at Investors Business Daily Editorials cites a new study by the Hudson Institute that anti-Western rhetoric is rampant in their schoolkids' textbooks. Surprise!

Textbook Terrorism

Islamofascism: A new study confirms our "ally" Saudi Arabia is still poisoning young Muslim minds with anti-Western textbooks. So? Its hate-filled graduates are enrolling at our colleges.

The Hudson Institute reviewed the 2007-08 textbooks distributed by the Saudi Ministry of Education and found that, despite promised reforms, the kingdom still teaches students to "hate the infidels."

According to their website, the "Hudson Institute is a non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. "

The texts assert that it's "permissible" for a Muslim to kill an "apostate," an "adulterer," a "homosexual," as well as non-Muslims practicing "polytheism," or Christianity.

The violent ideology is introduced in a religion textbook in the first grade and reinforced and developed in following years of the public education system, culminating in the 12th grade where a text instructs students that it's their religious duty to do battle against infidels in order to spread Islam.

The 12th-grade book glorifies "martyrdom" as "noble" and defines "jihad" as an "effort to wage war against the unbelievers." Jihad, it asserts, is the "pinnacle of Islam."

Many of these jihad-infused 12th-graders are flooding U.S. campuses right now, thanks to a post-9/11 "good will" gesture by the White House to reward more than 20,000 young Saudi men with student visas. King Abdullah had asked for the deal and got it — in part because he promised to reform the textbooks.

The curriculum is not confined to the kingdom; the oil-rich Saudi government is exporting it far and wide.

They really don't need to worry about distributing their textbooks -- they just reflect what's in the Qu'ran. See Robert Spencer's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). It's been well-documented how the Saudis are founders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the source for most of the islamic anti-western rhetoric in the world.

Read the complete article here.

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