Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Saudi Textbooks

“Despite years of work aimed at changing Saudi Arabia's public school curriculum, the country's latest textbooks continue to promote intolerance of other religions, a new study said Tuesday,” according to the New York Times today. The study was conducted by the Center for Religious Freedom, part of Freedom House, a nonprofit group in Washington that seeks to encourage democracy.

From the article, “The results, they say, outline a systematic theme of "hatred toward 'unbelievers,' " mainly Christians, Jews, Hindus and atheists, but also Shiites and other Muslims who do not ascribe to the country's orthodox Wahhabi teaching of Islam.”

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