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Textbooks from Saudi school in US to be revised [will feature less killing of Jews]
Al Arabia News ^ | Nov 14 2007

Posted on 11/14/2007 10:21:42 PM PST by camerakid400


American syllabus checkers will revise textbooks from the Islamic Saudi Academy in Washington after a federal human rights panel charged that the books incited violence and hatred, according to America in Arabic news agency.

In its report, the committee recommended closing down the school until the syllabus was revised and discriminatory insinuations eliminated.

"The texts imply that protecting Islam necessitates the suppression of 'the other,' its findings read."

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.”

Saudi officials said they have worked in recent years to reform the textbooks and the curriculum, but critics say progress has been insufficient.

The school, funded by the Saudi government, has almost 1,000 students at two separate campuses in Fairfax and Alexandria counties in Washington, D.C.

Fairfax County spokeswoman said she wants to assuage the tension after the strong wave of criticism directed at the school.

In its 2007 report, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom classified Saudi Arabia as a "country of particular concern."

TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; islamofascism; jihadinamerica; muhammadsminions; saudiaarabia; stopislamization; waronislamism

1 posted on 11/14/2007 10:21:44 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

It is not news that Islamic textbooks are foaming with hatred and violence.

The news is that something is actually being done about it.

Now if we can ban the source document, a bilious, seething, violent, hate-filled screed filled with the lunatic ravings of a murdering, raping, thieving polygamist, pedophile pirate, we’ll be making some real progress.

2 posted on 11/14/2007 10:37:16 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: camerakid400

“Textbooks from Saudi school in US to be revised [will feature less killing of Jews]”

But for the brainwashing/indoctrination of the young in Americas
Wahhabi madrassas,
I say bring those book in UNCENSORED.
It’s better to actually hear what Dangerous And/Or Insane folks
are planning to do.

I suspect it would have been better if one “best-seller” had not
been sold in the USA in a form with probably “less killing of Jews”.

Excerpt below from:

“An abridged English translation was produced before World War II.
However, the publisher removed some of the more anti-Semitic and militaristic
The publication of this version caused Alan Cranston, who was an
American reporter for UPI in Germany (and later senator from California),
to publish his own abridged and annotated translation.
Cranston believed this version to more accurately reflect the contents
of the book. In 1939, Cranston was sued by Hitler’s publisher
for copyright infringement, and a Connecticut judge ruled in Hitler’s favor.
However, by the time the publication of Cranston’s version was stopped,
500,000 copies had already been sold.”

3 posted on 11/14/2007 10:43:14 PM PST by VOA
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To: camerakid400

Send ME a copy. There is no way the Qur’an can be taught without calling for the killing or subjugation of Jews and Christians.

4 posted on 11/14/2007 10:44:04 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: camerakid400

I’ll believe it when I see it.

5 posted on 11/14/2007 11:24:09 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: camerakid400

Now with 40% less Genocide!!!!!

6 posted on 11/15/2007 1:58:59 AM PST by bpjam (Harry Reid doesn't even have 32% of my approval)
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To: Westbrook

So Saudi schools in the US will now be go from full-fledged madrasas to madrasa-light.

7 posted on 11/15/2007 5:40:38 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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