Jihadist language in Saudi Arabian textbooks is creating angst among Westerners who continue to hear empty promises that the kingdom’s leaders will remove controversial and inflammatory language from curricula. Recently, the Institute for Gulf Affairs (IGA) in Washington, D.C., was able to get its hands on some Saudi textbooks. The group provided these startling translations to Fox News. In addition to calling for the murder of Jews, the texts reportedly call women “weak” and teach that gays are dangerous and should be put to death.
According to Alu Al-Ahmen, director of the IGA, terrorism starts in the education system. “If you teach six million children in these important years of their lives, if you install that in their brain, no wonder we have so many Saudi suicide bombers,” he explains.
Al-Ahmen, a Saudi national who obtained the books from confidential sources within the kingdom, says that the texts are paid for by the Saudi government. The government’s role in the funding of the textbooks makes the presence of controversial and dangerous language even more concerning.
One book, al-Ahmed claims, teaches 10th graders barbaric practices. “They show students how to cut (the) hand and the feet of a thief,” he explains. This particular textbook was created for the 2010-2011 school year.
Fox News has in-depth analysis that notes: In another text for ninth-graders, students are allegedly taught that it is necessary to annihilate the Jewish people. According to Fox News, one part reads, “The hour (of judgment) will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. … There is a Jew behind me come and kill him.”
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