Monday, May 22, 2006

Jewish Apes, Christian Swine and women who are one-half of a human

This is what I wish the media spent more time on. You can only imagine--in fact, I CAN'T imagine--what the outrage would be in this country if our textbooks were written this way.

I might be wrong but I think if more people read this, we'd be much more supportive of the current War on Terror...

This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)
By Nina SheaSunday, May 21, 2006; Page B01

Saudi Arabia's public schools have long been cited for demonizing the West as well as Christians, Jews and other "unbelievers." But after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis -- that was all supposed to change.

A 2004 Saudi royal study group recognized the need for reform after finding that the kingdom's religious studies curriculum "encourages violence toward others, and misguides the pupils into believing that in order to safeguard their own religion, they must violently repress and even physically eliminate the 'other.' " Since then, the Saudi government has claimed repeatedly that it has revised its educational texts.

Well, apparently no such changes have been made, and the books have lots of examples of how to think about the infidels.

"As cited in Ibn Abbas: The apes are Jews, the people of the Sabbath; while the swine are the Christians, the infidels of the communion of Jesus."

The 10th-grade text on jurisprudence teaches that life for non-Muslims (as well as women, and, by implication, slaves) is worth a fraction of that of a "free Muslim male." Blood money is retribution paid to the victim or the victim's heirs for murder or injury:
"Blood money for a free infidel. [Its quantity] is half of the blood money for a male Muslim, whether or not he is 'of the book' or not 'of the book' (such as a pagan, Zoroastrian, etc.).
"Blood money for a woman: Half of the blood money for a man, in accordance with his religion. The blood money for a Muslim woman is half of the blood money for a male Muslim, and the blood money for an infidel woman is half of the blood money for a male infidel."

Hat tip to Maj P guest writing over at OPFOR for this...


At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sort of thing needs to be reported more. It is hardly surprising the depth of anti-non islam (a double negative yay) feeling in Muslims given such teachings. A core belief in Islam is the unworthiness of non believers and while this example is among the more severe it is widely practiced to a greater or lesser degree.

To really improve the ME Islam needs to change to more reflect reality so they can stop blaming the west and the devil and start fixing their own issues.


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