Posted by: becketfund | March 23, 2008

Saudi Arabia: Government Modifies Textbooks, but not Quite Enough

SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has modified its standard textbooks after heavy criticism for the books’ content, reports the Yemen Times on March 23.  The books, which previously contained anti-semitic sections and glorified violence against Jews, have been revised to appear more innocuous, yet still contain worrisome parts.  The books teach children as young as second grade that they must reject religions other than Islam, and continue to include conspiracy theories about Jews.  Though the new editions contain no incitement against Shiites, they define Ahmadi Muslims and Baha’is as heretics.

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