Saudi Arabia

Homophobic texts in Muslim schools

Sydney Star Observer 26 November 2010

An investigation by the BBC has found that children in Islamic weekend schools in Britain are being taught the Saudi Arabian school curriculum with textbooks containing extreme homophobic and anti-semitic


London warns British Muslims on Shariah in schools

The Christian Century 25 November 2010
By Al Webb

LONDON - The British government has warned a network of Islamic schools in the wake of a BBC investigation that claims extremist Shariah law is being taught to thousands of Muslim


Education and the Global Culture of Hate

Family Security Matters 25 November 2010

In the last part of his series, we featured a report from Ynet News, detailing how Australia has an increased amount of prejudice on campus in the state of Victoria, including verbal insults and assault. Now, a


The UK is going backwards in the fight against Islamist extremism

Harry’s Place 25 November 2010
By Maajid Nawaz

Muslim-run weekend schools in Britain are teaching that Jews descended from pigs and monkeys, while their textbooks demonstrate with the aid of diagrams how to amputate the limbs of a thief. Welcome to the


Saudi Arabia's intolerable antisemitic textbooks

The Guardian 25 November 2010
By David Goldberg

I never thought the day would come when, like the egregious Melanie Phillips and other attack dogs of the right, I might describe myself as a liberal who had been mugged by reality. But that was before


Saudi Arabian schoolbooks reveal rampant anti-Semitism gripping the Muslim world 24 November 2010
By Julian Kossoff

The expose by BBC1’s Panorama documentary of Saudi run schools operating in Britain teaching lessons in Jew-hatred to six year-olds (as well as homophobia and instructions on how to amputate the hand


Abused Indonesian maid's Saudi employer jailed

France24 24 November 2010

A Saudi woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid has been sent to jail while the maid receives extensive hospital treatment for burns and broken bones, Saudi media said on Tuesday. Sumiati Binti Salan


• Latest news from the trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff 24 November 2010

The first hearing in Elisabeth’s case will take place in the court of Vienna on November 23rd, starting at 9:00 CET. In collaboration with EuropeNews and Tundra Tabloids, we will be live blogging the event from the morning, aiming to decipher exactly what is the offense Elisabeth is charged with.


Vienna to host 1st meet of Arab-European youth

Arab News 22 November 2010

RIYADH: Several institutions from Saudi Arabia, Austria, other Arab countries and Europe have teamed together to organize a high-profile “Arab-European Young Leaders Forum.” The first-of-its-kind


UK: Network of 45 Islamic Schools Teaching Muslim Children Sharia Way to Cut Off a Thief’s Hand, Jews Are Taking Over The World…

Weasel Zippers  22 November 2010

Children in Britain are being taught brutal Sharia law punishments, including how to hack off a criminal’s hand or foot. So-called ‘weekend schools’ – which offer the hardline Saudi National Curriculum to


Saudis acknowledge their role in foiling parcel-bomb plot

CNN International 19 November 2010

Mecca, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Prince Khalid al Faisal acknowledged Thursday that Saudi Arabia alerted U.S. and European authorities to the presence of parcel bombs that were en route from


Housewife arrested for torturing maid

Emirates 24/7 19 November 2010

Saudi authorities have arrested a Saudi woman for assaulting her Indonesian housemaid with a hot iron and causing severe burns to her head and other parts of her body, a local newspaper reported on


Saudi Arabia: Muslim cleric asserts Islam opposes terrorism

Spero News 17 November 2010
By Martin Barillas

In his midday sermon on November 15 to millions of Muslim pilgrims gathered on the plain of Arafah for the annual Hajj to Mecca, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh called for religious moderation and


Iran, Saudi Arabia Hope to Lead UN Women's Agency

Arutz Sheva 10 November 2010
By Chana Ya'ar

Hard-line Islamist nations Iran and Saudi Arabia are hoping to join the board of U.N. Women when the votes are counted on Wednesday – the United Nations' new agency for women, established in July after years


Prominent Saudi Preacher: Europe Will Become an Islamic Continent

In a recent interview posted on, prominent Saudi preacher Dr. Aidh Al-Qarni said that 9/11, though a horrific event, was no more horrific than scores of other massacres that take place around


Saudi Columnists: The Government Program to Rehabilitate Extremists is a Failure

According to recent reports in the Saudi press, the Saudi Interior Ministry has released 11 prisoners who participated in its Munasaha program, a counseling and guidance program for security


Intelligence officials hunt for Saudi extremist over bomb plot

New Statesman 1 November 2010

Search hones in on Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, as countries consider tougher checks on cargo flights. The international search for those behind the foiled cargo bomb plot has honed in on a Saudi-born


• Book essay: Understanding the Arab Lobby

EuropeNews 30 October 2010
By Henrik R Clausen

The Arab Lobby by Mitchell Bard is a detailed account of the organisations, fronts and persons that make up an Arab lobby in the United States of America. While the Israel lobby (primarily AIPAC) is well known and often mentioned, at times even inspiration for conspiracy theories, the Arab lobby is less well defined, has very limited public support, yet has significant influence on US policies and the educational system. ”The Arab Lobby” is an ambitious effort to set the record straight.


Saudi school girls warned against wearing 'tight clothes'

Emirates 24/7  25 October 2010

Saudi Arabia has warned its school girls against wearing tight clothes on the grounds they are against school rules and Islamic tenets. In a statement published in local newspapers on Monday, The Ministry


Saudis Warn Of Terror Threat Against France

CBS 4 18 October 2010

Saudi intelligence services have warned of a new terror threat from al Qaeda against Europe, particularly in France, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said. He said Sunday the warning of a potential attack

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