Extremism in Saudi Arabia
Posted by ssbg on August 6, 2006
From the Saudi-US Relations Information Service:
In May the Center for Religious Freedom, a division of Freedom House in Washington, released a report critical of textbooks used for Islamic studies in Saudi Arabian elementary and secondary schools. The report cited current academic year materials as promoting an ideology of hatred against people “who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.” … King Abdullah … responded, “I will not deny that such extremism existed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but such extremism exists in almost every country in the world. If you look at the United States and what people have said about Islam I ask myself why the focus is only on Saudi Arabia when it comes to such matters when we all should be fighting such extremist thought everywhere.”
Umm, because the Saudi version leads to Bin Laden? Do the Saudis have any idea how ridiculous they sound?