Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Teaching permittion to kill infidels

An exercise book for 11th graders in Jombang, East Java contained notions based on the radical Wahhabi school of thought (which is dominant in Saudi Arabia). In it  the students could find that it would be all right to kill “People who worship anything other than Allah" because they "are infidels and it is permitted to kill them.” (Page 78)

It was good that soon the Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture Anies Rasyid Baswedan came to know what was in the book and gave the order to pull all the copies of the textbook. She  announced an investigation into the case. The government’s quick response prevented it from being distributed to the country’s schools.

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“People who worship anything other than Allah are infidels and it is permitted to kill them.”