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How Saudi Arabia’s religion textbooks promote hate against non-Muslims

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) presents US President Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their two countries remain close despite human rights violations in Saudi.Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s school religious studies curriculum contains ‘hateful and incendiary language toward religions’ and labels Jews and Christians ‘unbelievers’ with whom Muslims should not associate, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

A comprehensive review by the charity of religion books produced by the Education Ministry for the 2016-17 school year found that some content that first provoked widespread controversy for violent and intolerant teachings in the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, 2001, remains today, despite promises by Saudi officials to eliminate the intolerant language.

‘As early as first grade, students in Saudi schools are being taught hatred toward all those perceived to be of a different faith or school

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