Brought to you by the wonderful folks at the Saudi Ministry of Education
Take a gander at what boys in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are taught. And let's not forget... the Saudis are suppose to be our friends. Sheesh, with friends like these, who needs enemies?
A Fourth Grade textbook instructs students to “hate (tubghida) the polytheists and the infidels” as a requirement of “true faith.”
The Sixth Grade text contains a lesson on Palestine in which students are instructed that if the Muslims unite in a “fight” against the Jews, they will be victorious over the Jews and their American and British allies, as they once were against Christian Crusaders.
In the Eighth Grade, the textbook on Monotheism teaches pupils “...the swine are the Christian infidels of the communion of Jesus.”
A Ninth Grade Saudi textbook teaches teenagers in apocalyptic terms that violence toward Jews, Christians and other unbelievers is sanctioned by God.
This all reminds me of a chapter in human history from not all that long ago. Young boys were taught that Americans were lazy and would never fight... and above all, the gods weren't on their side. Sound familiar?
Just a few short years later, these young boys were now young men, and they were promised that they would become 'thunder gods' who would dwell forever in the Yasukuni shrine if they would die a glorious death. Sound familiar?
There young men were indoctrinated with slogans such as "what greater glory can there be for a warrior than to give his life for Emperor (-god) and country". Sound familiar?
The initial volunteers were some of this country's finest... as this supply of experienced pilots was rapidly exhausted, they were replaced by innocent, unknowing teenagers. Sound familiar?
As we all know... the only way this fanaticism was brought to an end was by two separate mushroom clouds over Japan in 1945.