The “religion of peace” strikes again.
Leon Watson reports for the UK’s Daily Mail, Dec 23, 2011, that textbooks handed out in Saudi Arabian schools teach children that Jews need to be exterminated and homosexuals should be ‘put to death’. The books, paid for and printed by the Saudi government, also instruct kids how to cut off a thief’s hands and feet under Sharia law.
In one, for ninth-graders, students are taught the annihilation of the Jewish people is imperative. One text reads in part: “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.”
The textbooks also call for homosexuals to be put to death because they pose a danger at society. Women are described as weak and irresponsible.
The books were published and handed out to 9th and 10th-graders despite Saudi Arabia’s promises to clean up textbooks in the kingdom.
Recent editions for the 2010-2011 academic year were obtained and translated from Arabic by the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington, D.C.
The institute’s director, Ali Al-Ahmed, told Fox News: “This is where terrorism starts, in the education system. They show students how to cut (the) hand and the feet of a thief. 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.”
The Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. was approached for comment, but there was no immediate response.