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October 29, 2006

Schoolbooks i Jihate Land

Filed under: Global Jihad, Islam, Terror — limewoody @ 9:19 am

New DElhi: Out of the 19 ‘Islamists’ who launched the 9/11 terror attack on the US, 15 were Saudis. Saudi Arabia is a trusted friend, not an adversary, of the US. Why then would Saudis target the US? The US realised that the attackers never even thought they were just Saudis. They were just Islamists whose loyalties were only to their faith, not to any country.

But still, why should they die in order to kill others? A search for what motivates them to die in the cause of their faith led the US to scan the textbooks prescribed by Saudi Arabia for its school children. It was horrified by the hate and violence against other faiths contained in the textbooks. Under pressure from the US Government in 2004, the Saudi Government admitted that its religious studies curriculum ‘encourages violence toward others’ and makes the students believe that ‘in order to safeguard their own religion, they must even physically eliminate the ‘other.’

“Later, the Saudi Government claimed that it has removed materials that are intolerant towards people of other faiths,” he said. But the Centre for Religious Freedom at Freedom House in the US was informed by Saudi dissidents that the hate lessons continued as before.

The dissidents also surreptitiously shipped some dozen textbooks one by one.

The Centre had these textbooks which are supposed to be rid of the hate theme translated from Arabic by two independent translators. Based on the translated contents of the textbooks, Nina Shea, director of the Centre has written about the findings in the Washington Post. What, according to her, do the mended textbooks tell the kids about Islam? Read this horrifying story. It teaches the child that Every religion other than Islam is false, and asks the child to fill in the blank after ‘”Whoever dies outside of Islam enters” with the word ‘hell fire.’

This noble instruction on Islam is, believe it, in the textbook for the kids in the First Grade. What do the textbooks for the Fourth Grade kids teach them?

“True belief means that you hate the polytheists and infidels but do not treat them unjustly.”

The Fifth Grade textbook teaches the pupil that an Islamist is “forbidden to be loyal friends to some one who does not believe” in Islam “even if they are his closest relatives.”

On the contrary, it tells him ‘a Muslim, even if he lives far away, is your brother in religion” and ‘someone’ who is not a Muslim ”even if he is your brother’ is “your enemy in religion.” A Fourth Grade student is told not to befriend a non-Islamist and treat him as an enemy. The Sixth Grade students are told “The Arabs and Muslims emerge victorious, God willing, against the Jews and their allies, if they stand together and fight a true jihad for God, for, this is within God’s power.”

The Eighth Grade students are told, citing the Islamist holy book, that ‘Jews’ are ‘apes’ and ‘Christians’ are ‘swine.’

They are also asked to write composition on the danger of imitating the infidels.

“The clash between this [Muslim] community (Umma) and the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as God wills.”

This instruction is for the Ninth Grade boy. Nina Shea says, “The 10th grade text on jurisprudence teaches that life for non-Muslims” and Muslim women ‘is worth a fraction of that of a free Muslim male.” It says that murders can be compensated by blood money. The texts even fixes incentive for murdering an infidel as “blood money” payable for murdering an infidel is ‘half of the blood money for a male Muslim.’

The 11th grade students are taught “The greeting ‘Peace be upon you’ is specifically for believers,’ that is Islamists.

“It cannot be said to others. See the sermon on Jihad for the 12th grade students are told this religion arose through jihad and Jihad against unbelief and those who perpetrate it is one of the noblest acts, which brings one closer to God, and one of the most magnificent acts of obedience to God.”

If mended lessons on Islam preach this much hate, how much of it would un-mended lessons contain? The hate is calibrated to increase the intensity of the dosage from the first to the 12th grade so that it is absorbed gradually.

Saudi Arabia, says Nina, runs 25,000 such schools and instructs five million students. But these texts are not limited to only Saudi Arabia. Its academia in 19 world capitals uses these hate books. It also supplies these texts to madarasas across the world. The US Commission on 9/11 observed, “Even in affluent countries, Saudi-funded schools are often the only Islamic schools” available. Thousands of Saudi-funded madarasas use these hate books in their curriculum. One can imagine how many human bombs can be generated by such hate. Thus, it injects slow and deep poison in millions year after year. That is what results in death and destruction in the name of Islam which we see in newspapers every day.

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