Sunday, June 03, 2007

Teaching Intolerance

Saudi propaganda culture comes to an American school.

For one night, on May 9, the quaint colonial town of Amherst, New Hampshire, was transformed into a Saudi Arabian Bedouin tent community, with the help of 80 seventh-graders at the Amherst Middle School.

Pay close attention to the actual details of what these children are being taught-

During the check-in, guests selected a traditional Arabic name for their name badge and completed an actual Saudi customs form, which warned in bold letters “Death for Drug Trafficking ” at the top.

As Robert Spencer adds, "Were crosses, Bibles, stars of David, and all other non-Muslim religious articles confiscated and destroyed?" I've tried to find a copy of the customs form but haven't been able to so far- if you have a link please leave it in the comments. What I did find was the visa application, which includes the following-

"I also agree not to introduce any materials into the Kingdom that contradict the Islamic religion."

Wonder if that was mentioned in any of the school's classes leading up to this activity?

Flowing fabrics hung from the ceiling separated the family and men-only dining sections.

Only the seventh-grade boys were allowed to host the food stations and the Arabic dancing, as the traditions of Saudi Arabia at this time prevent women from participating in these public roles.

Teaching gender apartheid- isn't the US school system so progressive!

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