karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,

Teach your children well

Published over the weekend in The Weekly Standard, we have an article by Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House and Jeanne Hoffman.

Children in Islamic countries in the Middle East are indoctrinated in hatred of Jews and Israel.
Saudi Arabia's public schools, for example, instruct that Jews "obey the devil" and are those whom "God has cursed and with whom He is so angry that He will never again be satisfied." The Saudi edition of the Koran injects the phrase "such as the Jews" into the opening chapter, following the clause "those who have incurred your [God's] wrath."
One of the major texts cited in the Islamist world is the Protocols of the Leaned Eldeers of Zion.
Of all the anti-Jewish influences in the region, one of the most prevalent and potent is The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Disseminated with the support and official sanction of the governments of Lebanon,
Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and Syria, as well as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, this work is used to shape the collective consciousness of Arab populations. The Protocols is a century-old fabrication that purports to record the ma chinations of Jews conspiring to rule the world through treach ery, fraud, and violence.

Saudi public high schools now teach The Protocols as historical fact. A tenth grade textbook instructs that "Jews have tried to deny them but there are many proofs of their veracity." It summarizes the purported Jewish conspiracy as aiming to:
1. Undermine the foundation of the existing international community and its systems to enable Zionism to gain sole control over the world. 2. Eliminate Christian na tionalities, religions, and nations in particular. 3. Work to increase the corruption of existing governments in Europe. Zionism believes in the corruption and collapse of these governments. 4. Gain control over the means of publication, propaganda, and newspapers; use gold to incite unrest; and exploit people's desires and spread depravity.
Those who say both sides are at fault should spend some time looking for equivalent policies and procedures on the Israeli side.
Tags: politics

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