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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  April 5, 2018   

U.S. Commission finds Muslim textbooks in Saudi Arabia incite religious violence

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An official ongoing review of Saudi Arabian textbooks is revealing the inclusion of inflammatory content that incites religious violence and hatred towards Christians and other religious minorities.

In an age when anything associated with Islam gets a pass from the politically correct society at large, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is pointing out that religious textbooks used in Saudia Arabia's Muslim schools still contain hate speech.

A study published March 24 compared "twelve 2017–2018 high school religion textbooks with earlier versions from 2012–2014." They found that religious school books continued to contain passages that "promote violence and hatred" by:

  • Extolling jihad as fighting against non-Muslims
  • Prescribing execution of apostates and those who mock God or the Prophet
  • Demeaning non-Muslims and warning Muslims against associating with them

Mainstream media all but ignores the inflammatory nature of anything associated with Islam. Feminists will not call out Muslims for their abuse of women. The LGBT community keeps silent about the violence of Muslims toward homosexuals. The USCIRF, however, is calling out Islamic Saudi Arabia for their promotion of religious violence in their high schools.

The USCIRF has been pushing textbook reform in Saudi schools for several years but said "the presence of these passages makes clear how little progress has been made." The commission added that it is "disappointed to find inflammatory content in Saudi textbooks that was previously thought to have been removed."

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