Feds recommend closing Saudi school in Virginia

by Infidelesto on October 18, 2007 · View Comments

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Hopefully mosques around the US will be next.  This is only the first step.

McLEAN, Va. – A private Islamic school supported by the Saudi government should be shut down until the U.S. government can ensure the school is not fostering radical Islam, a federal panel recommends.

In a report released Thursday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom broadly criticized what it calls a lack of religious freedom in Saudi society and promotion of religious extremism at Saudi schools.

Particular criticism is leveled at the Islamic Saudi Academy, a private school serving nearly 1,000 students in grades K-12 at two campuses in northern Virginia’s Fairfax County.

The commission’s report says the academy hews closely to the curriculum used at Saudi schools, which they criticize for promoting hatred of and intolerance against Jews, Christians and Shiite Muslims.

“Significant concerns remain about whether what is being taught at the ISA promotes religious intolerance and may adversely affect the interests of the United States,” the report states.

The commission, a creation of Congress, has no power to implement policy on its own. Instead, it makes recommendations to other agencies.

The commission does not offer specific criticism of the academy’s teachings beyond its concerns that it too closely mimics a typical Saudi education.

The report recommends that the State Department prevail on the Saudi government to shut the school down until the school’s textbooks can be reviewed and procedures are put in place to ensure the school’s independence form the Saudi Embassy.

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  • http://www,traveLightgame.com carolyne

    Should have never been a school to start with. Stop this rediculous stuff, and get rid of the enemy, now. Out Damn Spot! Don’t even review books, burn them and get rid of these kids that will do nothing but turn on the USA.
    NO MERCY! They show us NO MERCY! I wouldn’t want them near anyone I know and love!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RANDJA57 RANDJA57

    I AGREE CLOSE ALL SAUDI FINANCED SCHOOLS, THEY ARE JUST LITTLE TERROR SHOPS IN THE MAKING. WE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE TO WAKE UP AND SEE THE INSIDIOUS PLANS THAT THESE TERRORIST F**KS ARE USING AGAINST US. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL, WHERE OUR OWN LEADERS EMPOWER THESE BASTARDS TO DEFEAT US FROM WITHIN. IT IS ONE OF THEIR STATED GOALS .. IF WE DO NOT STAND NOW AGAINST THEM, WE MAY FALL FOR OUR IGNORANCE

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