Jeremy Paxman of BBC’s Newsnight, Feb 6, 2007, asked Dr. Sumaya Alyusuf of the Islamic King Fahd Academy in Action, England, if she recognized the Saudi textbooks which called Jews apes and Christians pigs. Dr. Sumaya Alyusuf replied:
“Yes, I do recognize these books, of course. We have these books in our school.”
The Washington Post, May 21, 2006 published exerpts from these Saudi textbooks in an article by Nina Shea titled “This is a Saudi textbook (after the intolerance was removed)”:
FIRST GRADE – “Every religion other than Islam is false.” “Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words (Islam, hellfire): Every religion other than ______ is false. Whoever dies outside of Islam enters ______.”
FOURTH GRADE – “True belief menas… that you hate the polytheists and infidels.”
FIFTH GRADE – “Whoever obeys the Prophet and accepts the oneness of Allah cannot maintain a loyal friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Prophet, even if they are his closest relatives.” “It is forbidden for a Muslim to be a loyal friend to someone who does not believe in Allah and his prophet.” “A Muslim, even if he lives far away, is your brother in religion. Someone who opposes Allah, even if he is your brother by family ties, is your enemy in religion.”
SIXTH GRADE – “Just as Muslims were successful in the past when they came together in a sincere endeavor to evict the Christian crusaders from Palestine, so will the Arabs and Muslims emerge victorious, Allah willing, against the Jews and their allies.”
EIGHTH GRADE – “As cited in Ibn Abbas: The apes are Jews, the people of the Sabbath; while the swine are the Christians, the infidels of the communion of Jesus.” [swine (pigs) are abhorrent to faithful Muslims and the Bible alike] “Some of the people of the Sabbath were punished by being turned into apes and swine. Some of them were made to worship the devil, and not Allah, through consecration, sacrifice, prayer, appeals for help.” “Some of the Jews worship the devil. Likewise, some members of this nation worship the devil, and not Allah.” “The Jews, whom Allah has cursed and with whom He is so angry that He will never again be satisfied with them.” “Activity: The student writes a composition on the danger of imitating infidels.”
NINTH GRADE – “The clash between this [Muslim] community (umma) and the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as Allah wills.” “It is part of Allah’s wisdom that the struggle between the Muslim and the Jews should continue until the hour [of judgment].” “Muslims will triumph because they are right.”
TENTH GRADE – “Blood money is retribution paid to the victim or the victim’s heirs for murder or injury. Blood money for a free infidel is half of the blood money for a male Muslim… Blood money for a woman is half of the blood money for a man.”
ELEVENTH GRADE – “The greeting ‘Peace be upon you’ is specifically for believers. It cannot be said to others.” “Do not yield to Christians and Jews on a narrow road out of honor and respect.”
TWELFTH GRADE – “Jihad in the path of Allah – which consists of battling against unbelief, oppression, injustice, and those who perpetrate it – is the summit of Islam. This religion arose through jihad and through jihad was its banner raised high.”
Are you not now concerned about the education of these students? Their blank little minds have been filled with this teaching from the first grade. We have two actions here: first, to teach our children the truth behind these statements, and get it in to them deeply; second, to believe that truth ourselves.
We as Americans, and hopefully believers in God, have the privilege and opportunity to band together now. These people are not here to befriend us, no matter what they tell us. Make sure your calling and election is sure with the God of the Bible, because we know who wins in the end. The Bible tells us how the story ends. Make sure you stay faithful: to live is Christ and to die is gain. Fulfill your purpose here… now.
– from the book What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur’an by William J. Federer