June 5, 2009


Washington, DC 06.03.09– With President Barack Obama in Saudi Arabia today, a new study shows how textbooks currently used in middle and high schools in the Kingdom are teaching children to hate Jews and Christians and to use violent means against them.

Representatives Anthony D. Weiner (D – Brooklyn and Queens), Joseph Crowley (D – Queens and Bronx), and Shelley Berkley (D – Las Vegas) released the report of translated 2009 Saudi textbooks, documenting an on-going pattern of hate, anti-Semitism, and violence taught in Saudi Arabian schools.

In a letter to President Obama, Weiner condemned the hate-filled teachings and urged the President to address the issue during his meetings with Saudi officials this week.

Textbooks used in Saudi Arabian schools are not widely available to the West. In fact, the Saudi Arabian government and its Ministry of Education do not share the textbooks used in their schools and have ignored requests from U.S. officials to receive copies of the textbooks.

The Institute for Gulf affairs, a nonpartisan organization that studies the Gulf region, worked with a resident of Saudi Arabia to smuggle the text books out of Saudi Arabia to the United States and then translate them for this report.

Hateful Teachings in Saudi Textbooks

1. Students are taught: “The Prophet said, “The hour [of judgment] will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. [It will not come] until the Jew hides behind rocks and trees. [It will not come] until the rocks of the trees say, ‘O Muslim! O Servant of God! There is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.” [Source: Al Hadeeth wa Athaqafah (Sayings of the Prophet and Islamic culture.) Page 148, 2009. Taught in 9th grade, age 14.]

2. In Grade 10, students are taught: “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.” [Source: Fiqh (Jurisprudence.) Page 65, 2009. Taught in 10th grade, age 15.]

3. “The punishment for homosexuality is death….” [Source: Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Page 100, 2009, Age 16.]

4. “The apostate (Muslims who convert, question or doubt Islam) is required to repent to the ruler. If he repents and returns to Islam, it is accepted and he is left alone. If he refuses it is mandatory that the ruler kill him.” [Source: Towheed (Monotheism.) Page 33, 2009. Taught in 12th grade, age 17.]

5. “The Goals of Zionist-Movement: Instill a fighting spirit among the Jews, as well as religious and nationalist fanaticism to challenge [other] religions, nations, and peoples; Establish Jewish control over the world; Incite rancor and rivalry among the great powers so that they fight one another, and kindle the fire of war among states so that all states are weakened and their state arises.” [Source: Al Hadeeth wa Athaqafah (Sayings of the Prophet and Islamic culture.) Page 114, 2009. Taught in 10th grade, age 15.]

The Saudi Arabian school system maintains nearly 32,000 schools, with over 400,000 academic staff educating over 5 million students. In addition, Saudi Arabia runs academies in 19 world capitals and distributes texts worldwide to Islamic schools and madrassas.

For years, the Saudi leadership has said that they are working to reform their education system and remove examples of hateful teachings. And yet, the current 10th grade textbook, Towheed, which translates to “Monotheism,” was written by a Wahabi extremist named Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawazan who was quoted as saying “slavery is a part of Islam” and whoever wants it abolished is “an infidel.”

Weiner, a long-time critic of Saudi Arabia, is the author of the Saudi Arabia Accountability Act of 2009, a bill that encourages the Saudis to cooperate with the U.S. the investigation of terror groups and close all organizations in Saudi Arabia that fund, train, encourage, or in any way aid terrorism anywhere in the world.

Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of The Institute for Gulf Affairs, said, “The Saudi textbooks agree more with Al-Qaeda’s ideology more than it agrees with the values of Islam. Their education system must respect the diversity in Saudi Arabia, the Muslim world and world cultures and faiths, especially Judaism and Christianity.”

Rep. Berkley said, “The Saudis continue to instruct students in the ABC’s of hatred and violence, even after pledging to stop the spewing of this venom aimed at Jews, Christians and other non-Muslims. Until ‘killing the infidel’ in no longer a part of the Saudi lesson plan, we will remain skeptical about their interest in ending bloodshed in their region. The Saudis must show their commitment to peace by putting an end to these dangerous, hate-filled lessons that serve only to foster intolerance and promote violence.”

Rep. Weiner said, “The Saudis teach hate and violence. They fund and export terror. They obstruct Middle East peace. Turning over a new page with the Saudis must start with them reforming their education system.”


Mulugeta Negash said...

Last week, when President Obama gave the speech, in Cairo, addressing to the Muslim world, he quoted several verses from the Koran seeking to convince the world of the falsehood which says that Islam is compatible with Christianity, and that all religions are the same. He quoted those “peaceful” verses from the Koran, which the Muslim book copied either from the Bible or/and the Jewish Talmud. He said: “one of Obama’s references in particular made me catch my breath. It was this:

“The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.”

This is boilerplate misrepresentation by Islamists and their apologists. The fact is that it is Judaism which teaches this as a cardinal precept. The Talmud states:

“Whoever destroys a single soul, he is guilty as though he had destroyed a complete world; and whoever preserves a single soul, it is as though he had preserved a whole world.”

President Obama is a politician, and as a public figure, he seemed to have no choice, but, to please everyone for the sake of pleasing and temporary peace.


Mulugeta Negash said...

The truth is that not all religions are the same. The truth is that the only “peace” in Islam comes when the whole world is under the thumb of Islam— peace in Islam is not a state of the heart, but a social circumstance. The truth is the most important Koran verses to Muslims are not the ones that President Obama was willing to quote, but the ones that tells them about Jews and Christians. So, it's a duty for all Christians to know them. To know them is to understand Islam. Christians must understand that Islam is VERY different from Christianity and Judaism.

Let's talk statistics for a while:

What percentage of the verses in the Koran speak of Kafirs? 63%! In other words, more than half the Koran is simply hate speech about Kafirs. More than half! There is not one good thing Muhammad had to say about Kafirs. The Sira (his biography and collection of quotes and anecdotes) is more than 85% about his battles with Kafirs.

Islam IS about Kafirs. Let's acknowledge the fact that Islam as a religion is about one topic alone - Kafirs. And we are all Kafirs. We are what Islam is about. The only problem is that Islam does not say "Love these guys." It says "hate them, kill them, behead them, humiliate them, "subdue" them, make them pay taxes, convert them..."

The truth is that “Allah the merciful” only loves and forgives those who have already submitted to him— there is nothing in Islam that can say “love your enemies” or “forgive those who trespass against you.” Instead, Islam is all about "them" - the "them" being us, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist Kafirs.

Islam is not a religion that focuses on itself and its people. It focuses on Kafirs. Isn't that strange - that a religion should focus not on itself but on those who are not in it? Islam is all about "the evil others - the Kafirs." The Kafirs who allowed Muhammad to do his thing when they could have killed him. The Kaffir Ethiopian Christians who gave protection and peace to the first family of Muhammad when it was desperate and helpless, and who showed great tolerance and let him mock and abuse them repeatedly. But when he became powerful, he simply killed them or forcibly converted them to Islam.

The Koran is a manual of hatred and violence which seeks to divide humanity into "Muslims" and "Kafirs" and recommends permanent warfare between them. No wonder Muslims are unable to live peacefully with any other community, anywhere. Because their religion only speaks of cultivating hatred towards others.

The world must no longer keep silent about this ideology. We must call it for what it is. Enough of the political correctness. Enough of the deafening silence. Islam declared war on us 1400 years ago. It is time we at least asked "Why?" Why are you killing us? What have we done? Why are you teaching your Children at schools to hate the Christians and Jews? Just because an Arab man 1400 years ago said you must kill us? Is that reason enough to abandon all humanity, all rationality?

Anonymous said...

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በቅድሚያ ካፊር ጥሬ ትርጉሙ በፈጣሪው የሚክድ ወይም የካደ ማለት ነው። አላህ እሱን ብቻ እንዲያመልከው ፈጥሮት ሳለ እሱ ግን ያልፈጠረውን የ ሱን ቢጤ ፍጡር የሚያመልክ ሁሉ ካፊር ይባላል።
ሙሉጌታ ፈጣሪ በፍጡራን ላይ ሙሉ መብት አለው ።የፈለገውን ሊያደርግ ይችላል...ለምን ይህን ሰራህ ወይም እንዲህ አደረግክ ተብሎ አይጠየቅም።
እናም ፈጣሪ በሱ የካዱትን አይቀጡ ቅጣት ሊቀጣቸው መብቱ ሆኖ ሳለ እንደ እነሱ ወንጀል አየር እንኳ መተንፈስ በነፈጋቸው ነበር።ነገር ግን አዛኝ ስለሆነ አማኙም ይሁን ከሃዲው በዚህ ምድር እንደምታየው እየኖሩ ነው።
ለምሳሌ ያንተ ልጅ አባቴ አይደለህም ብሎ ቢክድህ የሚሰማህን ስሜት ለሰከንድ ለማሰብ ሞክር!!
አይን እና ጆሮ ፡ማሰቢያ አእምሮ ሰጥቶ እና አስተካክሎ የፈጠረህን ጌታ ክደህ ፍጡር ስታመልክክ ...እንኳን ካፊር ብሎ መጥራቱ ይቅርና የሰጠህን አይን እና ጆሮ ወስዶ እውር እና ደንቆሮ ማድረግ መብቱ እና ችሎታውን ነው፡ነገር ግን አዛኝ ስለሆነ ይኸው በምድር ላይ እሱን እየወነጀልን በሰላም እንኖራለን።ይህ ለምድራዊ ህይወተንጅ ለትንሳኤ ግን ካፊር ያው ከሃዲ ስለሆነ ፋይሉ እንኳ ለምርመራ አይቀርብም ወደ ገሃነም ከ ሰይጣን ጋር ይወረወራል።
አማኝ (ሙስሊም)ብቻ ነው ይህን ሰራህ ይህን ለምን አልሰራህም ተብሎ ለሂሳብ የሚቀርብ ..ከዚያም እንደ መልካም ስራው የሚመነዳ እና እንደ መጥፎ ስራው የተወሰነ ጊዜ ያክል ተቀጥቶ ወደ ዘሌአለማዊ ማረፊያው ገነት የሚገባ።
ይህ ነው ኢስላም።
በፈጣሪው የካደ እና ፍጡር እያመለከ የሞተ ሁሉ ፋይሉ አይታይም።ለዘለአለም ገሃነም ነው።
ታዲያ ካፊር ተብሎ ተጠራ ሰይጣን ተብሎ ተጠራ ልዩነቱ ምንድን ነው?የጠራው እኮ ፈጣሪው ነው!! ይከው እኔ እና አንተ ስንት ወንጀል እየሰራን እየኖርን አይደለምን?ቤወንጀላችን በምድር ላይ ቢተሳሰበን ኖሮ የሰውዘር አይገኝም ነበር...ስለዚህ አምላክ አዛኝ ነው።
ቀጥተኛውን መንገድ ለማወቅ ስለ ኢስላም ከንጹህ ምንጩ ቀድተህ ለመጠጣት ሞክር።
ኋላ እንዳትጸጸት............

LOM said...

Islam is NOT a religion of peace above all it is really facinating to know that there are people that it idealogies are true.There have been 13,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last eight years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).
Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad. Muhammad said in many places that he has been "ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger."
In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that. Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives, enslaved children and raped women captured in battle.
Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad. After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him, and knew his religion best, immediately fell into war with each other. Muhammad's favorite daughter, Fatima, and her husband, Ali (the second convert to Islam, who was raised like a son to Muhammad) fought a war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad's favorite wife - and one whom he had said was the "perfect woman." Not only was her husband, Ali, eventually murdered, but Fatima (who survived the early years at Mecca safe and sound) died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only three months after her father died. Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad's closest companions. The third caliph was killed by the son of the first. The fourth caliph was killed by the fifth, who subsequently poisoned one of Muhammad's two favorite grandsons. Muhammad's other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph. Even these high profile killings barely do justice to the astonishing level of violence taking place at the time, in which tens of thousands of believers were slaughtered by Muhammad's companions and their children in the infighting and power struggles. Within 50 short years of Muhammad's death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war. And that's just the fate of those within the house of Islam! Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian. Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands. A mere 25 years after Muhammad's death, Muslim armies had captured land and people within the borders of over 28 modern countries outside of Saudi Arabia. Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah None of these other religions are at war with each other. Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad. Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim. The Qur'an never once speaks of Allah's love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah's cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.

LOM said...

continued ...

As a christian I have been thought and I believe that the Lord and creator (not human but God Incarnate) crucified and resurrected becuase of Love the Love we cannot explain but with our little minds we know what we worth .We are so special to God that he gave his life to us.If we think of this Humanly sacrificing and giving ones life for another is the prevalent way to express love this is regardless of what youare Christian ,Muslim,Hindu Jew etc.That is the God we know what does Allah do hate the non-believers.
Let me ask a question?
1. Allah is the creator and he hates non-believers his on creature and they are destined to die as you said So why does he create them?
2.We hear lots of news about suicide bombers in the name of Allah but never heard any Elders of the religion to condemn such act or even apologize for the lose of life .why is that?
3.Qur'an (22:19-21) - But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads; Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; And for them are hooked rods of iron.
In a rational mind you believe that Islam is the true religion and all must worship only Allah and if one refuses then he must die but then how would he ever know about Islam how would he ever know Allah ?
4. You said all non-believers will go to hell and their files will not be submitted to justice so why do you bother about them why kill them if they any are going to die one way or another?
5.It is our Lord Jesus Christ that will come for judgment day (sign of the last hour) Quran 43,61.Why not Muhammad if he is the one and true prophet? Why?

Note:- Ethiopians have a great wisdom about God and a great humility in the worship of God the Father ,the Son and the holy spirit.

EgeziAbeHer yetebeken

Unknown said...

Dear Mulugeta and LOM,
Thank you for the wonderful peice of article you posted. Benka ejachehu esti degagmachehu Tsafu!!!!

Cher Were Yaseman!!!

Mulugeta Negash said...

Mr. Anonymous, thank you very much for seconding my explanation of “Kafirs” in Islam. I see some light of improvement in your style of approaching opponents of Islam. Usually, after a veracious observation of a non-Muslim, the reactions are accompanied by angry threats and personal insults. Brother/Sister, that's a good improvement for a Jihadist! I think, according to Islam, every Muslim can be called a “Jihadist”. Please do correct me if I am wrong.

As you, a Muslim, have affirmatively spoken about “Kafirs”, Islam is mankind's way of reaching out to God. This is true about Islam. But Christianity is God's way of reaching out to mankind. That's what I tried to note in my previous text, which is, Christianity and Islam are two extremely different ways, two separate worlds. That's why we have two different worlds; “The Kafir World” & “The Muslim World”, the Koran teaches its followers to hate Christians and categorize them as “Kafirs”, ('Kafir' being a very derogatory term).

On one hand, In the World of the Kafirs, people have recognized that we are all human beings, and that there are certain things that we, collectively as humans, will not allow to happen to our fellow humans, for instance, deprivation of the right to worship whatever belief an individual wishes.
Christians love and respect everybody even if they are different and hostile to them.


Mulugeta Negash said...

However, on the other hand, in the World of the Muslims, everything is quite to the contrary; here, hatred is the reigning spirit among Muslims. Peace, Tolerance and Love are not promoted and practiced among the vast majority of the Muslim population. Which means, Muslims refuse the free gift of God's love and would instead demand the right to earn it...like Cain.

Humans, as individuals, are all created equal. To hate a fellow human being who has been created in the image of God, because he/she has a different way of life, is a great and serious sin and offense against God which needs to be confessed and repented of before the Almighty.

We humans, including Animals (Pigs) and plants, we all share this World equally, yet, nowadays, it's very alarming that one group of humans (Muslims) could be so consistently, continuously, viciously, soullessly, demonic ally cruel to another group of defenseless humans and animals for so damn long. No rational human being could use violence to promote religion, no confident spiritual entity should promote his/her belief system through a financial incentive scheme, as it is contrary to God's nature.

Mr. Anonymous, has just validated the fact that “The Muslim World” is waging war against “The Christian Kafir World”, because they are of different GOD. One GOD loves every one, including the Muslims, the other god doesn't. Mr. Anonymous confirmed that Allah hates Christian Kafirs because they are capable of living in peace and loving their enemies. In other words, our GOD, Eyesus Christos loves us all, but Allah hates us!


Mulugeta Negash said...

Non-Muslims should know that Islam is a well developed ideology. It knows our weaknesses and strengths. It has been studying, not itself, but us Kafirs for the past 1000 years. It has survived over time and now confronts modern civilization more than ever.

In contrast to Islamic ideology which views the world through a political system and describes it with the words "submission" and "war", the Bible views the spiritual heart condition of each person.

Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" (Gospel of John, 10:10) and "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life" (Gospel of John, 8:12).

The Lord Eyesus Christos views humanity as living in darkness. Through his love, demonstrated by his crucifixion, and his power, demonstrated by his resurrection, Jesus brings people from darkness and death to light and life!

What the Muslim in the Muslim World needs is the love and life which only Jesus can bring. Their general phrases such as "Islam means peace" and "Fanatics have hijacked our religion" are not good enough to save them from the powers of darkness. The ideology of Islam has been too well developed over the centuries for it to go away that easily.

As you have read it from the text of Mr. Anonymous, from their Islamic perspective, the problem we observe is a political problem between the House of Submission (Muslim World) and the House of War (The Kafir World) But, in fact, the problem is a spiritual problem which has people trapped by the powers of darkness As such, this ideology will not be eliminated by a small group of friendly, soft-spoken Muslims in in today's world who make simplistic statements about Islam. Only Eyesus Christos can deliver from the House of Submission and the House of War.

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ነጻ ፓትርያርክ ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ ማንን ይመርጡ ነበር? እንበልና ሁሉም ነገር ሥርዓቱን ጠብቆ የተከናወነ የእጩዎች ምርጫ ቢሆን ኖሮ፣ አሁን የምናነሣቸው ጉድለቶች ባይኖሩ ኖሮ፣ 6ኛው ፓትርያርክ እንዲሆን የምትመርጡት ማንን ነበር? (ማሳሰቢያ፦ አሁን ያለው ክፍፍል እና የመንግሥት ተጽዕኖ ባይኖር ኖሮ ተብሎ የሚመለስ ጥያቄ ነው። የምን “ባይኖር ኖሮ ነው” የሚል አስተያየት ካለዎትም እናከብራለን።)