A brief look at what Saudi Arabia is teaching Muslim children all over the globe
IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
The media and recent administrations have tried to convince us that Saudi Arabia is our greatest ally in the war on terror. The truth is that Riyadh continues to be the primary financial and ideological sponsor of Islamic extremism throughout the world. Recently, Saudi Arabia was pressured to revise its fundamental textbooks it was supplying to Muslim schools around the world because of its blatant intolerance toward “infidels.” Here are some brief excerpts from these textbooks after the objectionable language had been removed:
“Every religion other than Islam is false.”
“True belief means…that you hate the polytheists and infidels….”
“Just as Muslims were successful in the past when they came together in a sincere endeavor to evict the Christian crusaders from Palestine, so will 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.”
“As cited in Ibn Abbas: The apes are Jews, and the people of the Sabbath; while the swine are the Christians, the infidels of the communion of Jesus.”
“The clash between this [Muslim] community (umma) and the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as God wills.”
The 10th-grade text on jurisprudence teaches that life for non-Muslims (as well as women, and by implication, slaves) is worth a fraction of that of a “free Muslim male.”
“The greeting ‘Peace be upon you’ is specifically for believers [in Islam]. It cannot be said to others. If one comes to a place where there is a mixture of Muslims and infidels, one should offer a greeting intended for the Muslims. Do not yield to them [Christians and Jews] on a narrow road out of honor and respect.”
“Jihad in the path of God—which consists of battling against unbelief, oppression, injustice, and those who perpetrate it—is the summit of Islam. This religion arose through jihad and through jihad was its banner raised high. It is one of the noblest acts, which brings one closer to God, and one of the most magnificent acts of obedience to God.”
AS I SEE IT
Consider the final sentence of the text for the eleventh grade: “Do not yield to them [Christians and Jews] on a narrow road out of honor and respect.” What this means is that if a Christian or Jew politely lets a Muslim go first, the student sees it as an acknowledgment that the Muslim is superior because Islam is superior. This type of indoctrination begins in the first grade and is systematically expanded every year until twelfth graders are taught that their religion commands them to wage jihad against the “infidels.” We don’t have to wonder why so many Muslims hate us. They have been spoon fed this hate-filled ideology all their lives. To them, it’s the only option and the only “truth.”
When some (the majority) in the West naively promote tolerance of a belief system that does not promote tolerance, they are essentially promoting intolerance. Those who refuse to promote an intolerant belief system are accused of being intolerant. It’s a losing battle that thrives on misinformation, believing lies, misplaced trust, and a general failure to investigate and discover the truth. This is how political correctness maintains its foothold. Freedom comes when truth flourishes, so please do your part to spread the truth. If we don’t, future generations of our children will be learning the same hate-filled lessons right here in the USA.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?