Skip to comments.Major Publishers Protest Saudi Textbook Content (Christians as swine, and Jews as apes)
Posted on 10/18/2012 4:44:11 PM PDT by Milagros
Major Publishers Protest Saudi Textbook Content
An appeal to the government of Saudi Arabia to stop publishing hate-filled textbooks was issued today by seven current and former heads of major American publishing houses. Leading it was Robert Bernstein, formerly chairman of Random House and founder of Human Rights Watch, who is now the chairman of Advancing Human Rights. He was joined by the publisher at Amazon, the publisher of Simon and Schuster, a Reuters editor-at-large, the editorial director of Broadside Books (HarperCollins), and other prominent publishers.
I have researched and written about the toxic content of school textbooks published by the Saudi Ministry of Education for almost a decade and have found that little has changed in them over this period. Last year, I had the opportunity as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom to travel to Riyadh and meet with the Saudi minister of education, who is King Abdullahs nephew and son-in-law, Prince Faisal Bin Abdullah Bin Muhammad al-Saud. The education minister acknowledged that 112 textbook reform was needed but indicated it was not a governmental priority. I also met with the Saudi justice minister Muhammad al-Issa and asked him why the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an infamously anti-Semitic fabrication at the time of the Russian revolution, is included in the textbook on Hadiths (traditions of Islams Prophet Mohammed) where it continues to be taught as historical fact. The Saudi justice minister said that the Protocols is treated as part of Islamic culture because it is a book that has long been found in plentiful supply in Saudi Arabia (one of the relatively few non-Muslim books to be so), and was a book that his father had in his home.
Muslims in many countries have reported that over the past 20 to 30 years, local Islamic traditions have been transformed and radicalized under the growing influence of Saudi Salafist Islam, known as Wahhabism. The late president of Indonesia Abdurraham Wahid wrote that Wahhabism was making inroads even in his famously tolerant nation. Journalists have documented this spread and the sometimes desperate local Muslim efforts to thwart it in Somalia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Algeria, the Balkans, and the U.K., among many other places.
Unfortunately, the U.S. State Department has not held Saudi Arabia to its 2006 pledge to reform Saudi textbooks within two years.
Examples from the Saudi textbooks, some of which are included in the publishers appeal, follow:
1. The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers, and they cannot approve of Muslims.
2. The struggle of this [Muslim] nation with the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as God wills.
3. Do not kill what God has forbidden killing such as the Muslim or the infidel between whom and the Muslims there is a covenant or under protection, unless for just cause such as unbelief after belief, just punishment or adultery.
4. The apostate has two punishments; worldly and in the hereafter. Punishment in this life: Death if he does not repent.
5. Major polytheism is a reason to fight those that practice it.
6. Fighting the Infidels and the Polytheists has certain conditions and controls, including: That they be invited to Islam and they refuse to enter it and refuse to pay Jizya [a special tax] That Muslims have the power and the capacity to combat, That this be with the permission of the guardian and under his banner, That there be no guarantee between them and the Muslims not to combat.
7. The punishment of homosexuality is death. . . . Ibn Qudamah said: The companions (of the Prophet) agreed unanimously on killing. Some of the Companions argued that he (a homosexual) is to be burned with fire. It has been said that he should be stoned, or thrown from a high place. Other things have also been said.
8. In Islamic law, (jihad) has two uses: 1. specific usage: which means: Exerting effort in fighting unbelievers and tyrants.
9. In the general usage, Jihad is divided into the following categories: . . . Wrestling with the unbelievers by calling them (to the faith) and fighting them.
10. As was cited in Ibn Abbas, and was said: The Apes are the people of the Sabbath, the Jews; and the Swine are the infidels of the communion of Jesus, the Christians.
I am sure the Saudi’s are paying a lot of attention to these guys.
Gotta love those peaceful muzzies.
We shouldn’t have invaded Iraq. We should have invaded Saudi Arabia and put the entire royal family to the sword.
If you want to see that behaior by thew Saudi’s stop,Ban them from entering the United States.They may hate us but they sure do love coming here for some reason.
Maybe its because they can do things here that they can’t do in that sandbox they reside in.
Sorry my man, I really do disagree. (I do agree wholeheartedly that the house of saud is our enemy, don’t get me wrong.)
Invading Iraq was the ONE thing Bush did right. Now, before you go off, feature this:
If you wanted a place to bivouac your army, so that it was almost a dagger in the heart of izslum, where would you put it? Georgie boy had it right, he just didn’t have the nutz to call it a Crusade. He did once make a slip of the tongue, and got “crucified” for the slip.
BeeHOe, muzzie that he is, realized instantly that our army in Iraq was nothing more than a forward base for Crusade. So did the saudis.
Bush kowtowed to those sand boogs way too much as it was. BeeHOe kisses their a$$.
Now, attacking the saudi empire would have been a not so smooth move. However, putting a dagger to their throat, (Iraq) was a smart move and did NOT go unnoticed.
I don’t know, but I been told, BeeHOe’s education, (his pot smoking, drug dealing, homo education,) was paid for by saudis.
Makes sense to me.
Is it SA or IRAN that the army is deployed against?
Between Iraq, Afghanistan and the Ocean we have them on 3 sides.
This makes more sense than the reasons we were given for the war.
Disagree all you want. But we should have nuked Mecca and Riyadh on 9/12/2001.
The obvious solution is to create a highly illegal underground press in Saudi Arabia, that is scrupulously accurate with the truth.
It starts by building credibility with its readers, by giving them valuable advice they cannot get elsewhere.
Only then it starts doing rather dry ‘exposes’ of the propaganda, of lying leaders, government hypocrisy, balanced with scandals about other Muslim leaders, especially those of the Shiites.
It has to perform a delicate balancing act by being useful to the regime itself, such as ‘unmasking’ treason and attempts to overthrow the regime. Showing itself to be patriotic.
It can attack propaganda in the schools by first complaining about the quality of children’s education, that they are being taught many subjects that are “neither Islamic nor intellectual”. The trick is not to attack the propaganda directly, but to get parents annoyed with it, so they will attack it.
Unfortunately not... But every so fatten the "kingdom" employs another PR co. to advance its rotten image, and how "advanced" all of a sudden women's rights are improving...
Exactly! We should not have intervened when Saddam went after Saudi Arabia. Let them kill each other; I don’t see the problem. As for Saddam controlling more oil, he still is going to sell it. Why we got ourselves entangled in defending Muslims anywhere is beyond me.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
We went after Saddam because he broke his deal with us.Kuwait was more or less a protectorate of ours. It was, of course, a creation of the Brits and ought to have belonged to Iraq all along. But Saddam got greedy after his war with Iran led to no gain.
This merely reflects what Muslims-ALL Muslims think. Both history and current affairs reflect this as well as their “holy” book. THEY are the SWINE.,;,