15 of the 19 homicide bombers on September 11 were from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a net exporter of aid to terrorist nations and groups. Even so, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) argued earlier this year that Saudi Arabia is a key ally of the U.S. and that they had helped stop a package bomb sent to the U.S. last year. Wow! A package bomb!
Saudi Arabia has a public and private face. Publicly, we hear how the Saudis are helping to curtail terror threats, but privately Saudi schools promote Wahhabism, the branch of Islam followed by Saudi Muslims.
A few years ago, the Saudi government claimed that it was working “diligently . . . to overhaul its education system.” One of the easiest ways to reshape an education system is to change the textbooks. The latest information about textbooks being used in Saudi Arabian schools shows that no such overhaul has taken place. Consider this report from the UK’s The Daily Mail:
Barbaric textbooks handed out in Saudi Arabian schools teach children how to cut off a thief’s hands and feet under Sharia law, it has emerged.
The shocking books, paid for and printed by the Saudi government, also tell teenagers that Jews need to be exterminated and homosexuals should be ‘put to death’.
The books were published and handed out to 9th and 10th-graders despite Saudi Arabia’s promises to clean up textbooks in the kingdom.
Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, told Fox News: ‘This is where terrorism starts, in the education system.
‘They show students how to cut (the) hand and the feet of a thief,’ he said.
In one, for ninth-graders, students are taught the annihilation of the Jewish people is imperative.
One text reads in part: ‘The hour (of judgment) will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. There is a Jew behind me come and kill him.’
Another report shows that in 2010 President Obama went “ahead with plans to sell Saudi Arabia advanced aircraft and other weapons worth up to $60bn (£39bn), the biggest arms deal in US history, in a strategy of shoring up Gulf Arab allies to face any military threat from Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is also in talks with the Saudis about possible naval and missile-defence upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more over five to 10 years.”
Since 2005 the United States has given Saudi Arabia $3.9 million dollars in foreign aid.
A quotation attributed to V. I. Lenin got it right: “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”