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Textbook Asks School Children: Should Gays Be Stoned, Burned Alive, Or Tossed Off a Cliff?

The State Board of Education might be deleting prominent blacks from its school textbooks, but at least it’s not teaching students the proper punishment for gay sex is death? Because that’s what some British schools are doing.

Some 40 Saudi Students’ Schools and Clubs are using the official Saudi national curriculum to teach some 5,000 students about how thieves deserve to have their hands and feet chopped off (photos included!), and how non-Muslims deserve to die. (To be fair, that last lesson — aimed at younger children — comes in question form, and is posed as a question: What happens to non-believers when they die? The correct answer is “hellfire.”) The news arrives via a BBC investigation:

One of the text books asks children to list the “reprehensible” qualities of Jewish people. A text for younger children asks what happens to someone who dies who is not a believer in Islam – the answer given in the text book is “hellfire”. Another text describes the punishment for gay sex as death and states a difference of opinion about whether it should be carried out by stoning, burning with fire or throwing the person over a cliff. In a book for 14-year-olds, Sharia law and its punishment for theft are explained, including detailed diagrams about how hands and feet of thieves are amputated.

The Saudi embassy responded: The lessons were, ahem, taken out of context. And referred to historical instruction. After all, who throws gays off cliffs anymore when a gunshot will do just fine?

By:           Max Simon
On:           Nov 22, 2010
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  • 16 Comments
    • Daez
      Daez

      I think it all has to do with where you live.

      If you aren’t close to a cliff or a pile of stones then you are probably going to use fire.

      Seriously, its not like you will ever stop radical Islam from teaching whatever they want to. Unless these schools get direct funding from the British government there is no reason to even try to do anything with this information.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      England has let those vile subhuman scumbags infiltrate their country almost to the tipping point. They are beginning to allow sharia law to be practiced and allow the firebrand imans to reguarly preach their vile rhetoric because they don’t want to “offend” the muslim community…………Wake the fuck up

      Nov 22, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phil
      Phil

      Sharia law is offensive in every manner humanly possible and does not deserve even a modicum of tolerance, let alone deference.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      The Saudi’s have taken all the oil money we’ve given them and used it to promote their very harsh Wahhabi version of Islam which is then embraced by fringe elements like Al Qaeda, but we never go after them do we. We wouldn’t want to hurt corporate profits or piss off taxpayers with higher oil prices in our efforts to fight terrorism.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fagburn
      Fagburn

      Just for the record, there’s a book used in almost all UK schools, the Bible, that also states quite clearly that gay men should be put to death…

      Nov 22, 2010 at 1:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Texas Cowboy
      Texas Cowboy

      That Bible used in the UK must be an off-shoot of the original. It does say women who are not virgins when married should be stoned, it does say rebellious children should be stoned, it does say eating fish, mixing fabrics and 100 other issues are all an abomination…of course abomination means ‘unclean’. Jesus talked about adultrey, nothing about gays much less putting them to death.
      All best wishes to you Fagburn and your boyfriend.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bjørn Smestad
      Bjørn Smestad

      This is disgusting.

      It’s good, however, that these are not the only schools these pupils go to (as far as I understand), but schools the pupils go to in evenings or weekends.

      The bad news, then, is that they are therefore out of reach (so far) of Ofsted, the school inspectorate.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fagburn
      Fagburn

      @Texas Cowboy:

      “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.(Leviticus 20:13 KJV)”

      You should try reading the Bible some time – it’s full of crap like this.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Tipping point? the UK is less than 3% Muslim. Wow, it’s practically an Islamic theocracy!

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vellis
      Vellis

      I object to these textbooks because they are not
      inclusive. It is unfair and discriminatory to
      exclude the trans, intersexed, questioning, and
      two-spirited communities from books on Koranic
      law. Or maybe it is only LGBT when it serves the
      interests of the T and other non-gay groups?

      Nov 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack
      Jack

      It’s kind of depressing that I’m not surprised in the least to hear about this…

      Nov 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      Logically-speaking a “loaded question” – hence, false.

      Nov 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      Obviously the gay community needs to decide the fate of all Saudis who perpetuate this crap. There are more than 500 million gay people (more than 2.5 billion if you include straight family of gay people) and less than 23 million Saudis. An eye for an eye, right?

      Nov 23, 2010 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      I supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with no regrets whatsoever because of what this homophobic heretic cult believes. And I want a war with Iran and Saudi Arabia because of it.

      Fagburn, your demonstration of the “tu quoque” logical fallacy was impressive. Any post hocs, ad hominems or red herrings to show us?

      Nov 23, 2010 at 2:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      If they wanted to inspire millions and millions of people to draw pictures of Mohammad doing inappropriate things with a curly-tailed pig, they are doing a stellar job.

      Nov 23, 2010 at 3:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @adam: The problem is that the other 97% doesn’t have the balls to say enough to these scumbags and their message of absolute intolerance and pure hatred. There are zoning laws and accomodations they demand which are almost automatically granted to them and their wicked ways……….

      Nov 23, 2010 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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