Imagine! The Associated Press reports that there are some “troubling passages” in texts at Va. school.
That would be the notorious Islamic Saudi Academy, and those “troubling passages” say things like “kill the infidels and steal their property.”
McLEAN, Va. (AP) â€” Textbooks at a private Islamic school in northern Virginia teach students that it is permissible for Muslims to kill adulterers and converts from Islam, according to a federal investigation released Wednesday.
Other passages in the school’s textbooks state that “the Jews conspired against Islam and its people” and that Muslims are permitted to take the lives and property of those deemed “polytheists.”
* Trouble is that this is not some ‘extremist’ or ‘fundamentalist Wahabist’ stuff, its main-stream Islam.
The passages were found in selected textbooks used during the 2007-08 school year by the Islamic Saudi Academy, which teaches 900 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in Alexandria and Fairfax and receives much of its funding from the Saudi government.
The academy has come under scrutiny from critics who allege that it fosters an intolerant brand of Islam similar to that taught in the conservative Saudi kingdom. In the review, the panel recommended that the school make all of its textbooks available to the State Department so changes can be made before the next school year.
This indoctrination of children has been going on at the Islamic Saudi Academy for years, and the AP is only now noticing it.
UPDATE at 6/12/08 8:59:10 am:
Unbelievably, at MSNBC a poll asks whether the school should be allowed to stay open, and 13% answer “Yes. One way to teach tolerance is to show tolerance.”
* Now, why isn’t this academy being investigated for inciting hate crimes?