Thursday, November 15, 2007

PC Hypocrisy

After years of inundating us with the insistence Islam is the "religion of peace," Saudi officials have promised kinder, gentler textbooks that promote more personal freedom and less Jew killing.

The committee said it sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia to follow up on the kingdom's promises to promote religious freedom and human rights, which included revising its textbooks.

The mission of the private Islamic school, according to its Web site, is to "enable our students to excel academically while maintaining the values of Islam and proficiency with the Arabic language. The Academy endeavors to provide a caring, challenging and supportive learning environment where students can achieve their highest potential while exhibiting civic responsibility and multicultural appreciation."

In recent years, several groups have cited examples of inflammatory statements in religious textbooks in Saudi Arabia, including claims that a ninth-grade textbook reads that the hour of judgment will not come “until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them.”

Al Arabiya News Channel

Hmmm, as long as the Qur'an isn't involved with these students' eduction, there might be hope for the "religion of peace..."

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