There will never be peace in the Middle East until Jesus comes back. All of the politicians that are relentlessly pursuing peace plans in the Middle East are fighting a hopeless battle. From the time that they are able to speak, children all over the Islamic world are taught to obsessively hate Jews and the nation of Israel. They are taught that "Zionists" are their greatest enemies and that they are behind a lot of the major problems that we see in the world today. Even when Hitler was at the height of his power, there was never the kind of relentless anti-Semitic indoctrination that we now see throughout the Islamic world. Over the past decade, immense pressure has been put on the Palestinians and the Saudis to clean up their textbooks, and yet they still contain calls to kill the Jews. In fact, you will probably find it hard to believe some of the quotes from Palestinian textbooks and Saudi Arabian textbooks that are posted below. We live in very crazy times, and unfortunately the anti-Semitism in the Islamic world is likely to grow even worse as we get even deeper into the last days.
A couple of days ago, the Daily Mail published an article that contained some absolutely shocking details about what is currently in Saudi Arabian textbooks for 9th and 10th-graders.
According to the Daily Mail, one textbook for 9th graders actually contains the following statement....
"The hour (of judgment) will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them. There is a Jew behind me come and kill him."
Unfortunately, it is not just in school where children are being taught these things.
Islam is not just a religion in nations such as Saudi Arabia. It is a way of life.
Today, millions upon millions of children are immersed in the ways of jihad from the moment that they are taken from the cradle. It would be hard to overstate how much of a danger this is for the rest of the world.
Palestinian textbooks also contain a lot of really horrible things. Several contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have even mentioned these Palestinian textbooks in recent debates.
Over the past decade, there has been a relentless campaign to clean Palestinian textbooks up. Yet they still contain a lot of anti-Semitic language.
For example, one Palestinian textbook for 8th graders used in religious schools includes the following statement....
"Muslim fighters must get rid of the usurping Jews from the usurped lands in Palestine and in the Levant."
Jihad seems to be a constant and never ending theme in Palestinian textbooks. Back in 2007, Palestinian Media Watch released a report entitled "From Nationalist Battle to Religious Conflict: New 12th Grade Palestinian Textbooks Present a World Without Israel" which discussed the radical anti-Semitism found in Palestinian textbooks for 12th grade students. The following is an excerpt from that report....
The teachings repeatedly reject Israel's right to exist, present the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, teach Israel's founding as imperialism, and actively portray a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. The following description of Israel's founding represents the dominant dogma about Israel in Palestinian schoolbooks: Defining Israel's founding as a "catastrophe unprecedented in history," "a theft perpetrated by "Zionist gangs," together with numerous other hateful descriptions of Israel as "colonial imperialist" and "racist", compounded by the presentation of the conflict as a religious war, leaves no latitude for students to have positive or even neutral attitudes towards Israel. This negative imagery and religious packaging are compounded by hateful presentations of Israeli policy. The young students are imbued with a Palestinian identity as "victims" just by virtue of Israel's existence. The well-meaning student is left with no logical justification or religious option to accept Israel as a neighbor or to seek coexistence. Given the total rejection of Israel's right to exist, on nationalistic and religious grounds, Palestinian terror against Israel since Israel's founding in 1948 is defined as: "resistance … acts of most glorious heroism." PA educators teach that fighting Israel is not merely a territorial conflict, but also a religious battle for Islam. The schoolbooks define the conflict with Israel as "Ribat for Allah" – "one of the actions related to Jihad for Allah, and it means: Being found in areas where there is a struggle between Muslims and their enemies".
The following are two quotes from Palestinian textbooks that were heavily featured in the report....
*"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine and expelled its people from their cities, their villages, their lands and their houses, and established the State of Israel."
*"The Ribat for Allah is one of the actions related to Jihad for Allah, it means: Being found in areas where there is a struggle between Muslims and their enemies... the endurance of Palestine’s people on their land … is one of the greatest of the Ribat and they are worthy of a great reward from Allah."
When you relentlessly ram anti-Semitic propaganda down the throats of children for years and years, it is really hard to get them to accept the idea of peace with Israel later on when they become adults.
This was clearly demonstrated by the results of a recent poll by The Israel Project. The poll asked Palestinians living in Judea, Samaria and Gaza a variety of questions about Israel and about the peace process. The following are some of the results.....
*60 percent were in favor of direct negotiations with Israel that would result in a "two state" solution.
*Approximately two-thirds of the respondents agreed that "over time, Palestinians must work to get back all the land for a Palestinian state."
*Only 23 percent of the respondents believed that "Israel has a permanent right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people."
*58 percent of those surveyed preferred "armed struggle" over "engagement with Israel."
*Just 12 percent of the respondents said that official maps, documents and school textbooks should show the name "Israel".
So if only 23 percent of Palestinians believe that Israel has a permanent right to exist, and if two-thirds believe that Palestinians must eventually capture all of the land, then how is lasting peace going to be possible?
No "Palestinian state" is going to bring lasting peace to the region.
But it is not just the Palestinians and the Saudis that are the problem.
A new U.S. government commission report says the following about school textbooks in Pakistan....
"Religious minorities are often portrayed as inferior or second-class citizens who have been granted limited rights and privileges by generous Pakistani Muslims, for which they should be grateful"
Those of us that live in the west simply have a hard time grasping how deep all of this indoctrination really goes.
Most Americans are used to thinking of "religion" as a very small part of life.
In Islamic countries, Islam is life.
Of course the most important book of all in Islamic countries is the Quran. Children in Islamic countries may read a textbook one or two times, but the Quran will be part of their daily lives for as long as they live.
The following are quotes from the Quran about Jews....
"And thou wilt find them [the Jews] the greediest of mankind" [Surah 11, v. 96]
"They [the Jews] are the heirs of Hell.... They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say ... When evil befalls you they rejoice." [Surah 111, v. 117-120]
"Allah hath cursed them [the Jews] for their disbelief." [Surah IV, v. 46]
"They [the Jews] will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal." [Surah III, v. 117-120]
"O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends." [Surah V, v. 51]
"Allah fighteth against them [the Jews]. How perverse they are!" [Surah IX, v. 30]
The following is found in the Hadith (a record of the deeds and sayings of Muhammad)....
"The Day of Resurrection will not arrive until the Moslems make war against the Jews and kill them, and until a Jew hiding behind a rock and tree, and the rock and tree will say: 'Oh Moslem, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!"
Are you starting to understand?
Muslims commit violent acts against Christians and Jews because that is what they have been taught to do all of their lives.
All over the world we see radical Muslims doing some of the most horrible things imaginable to Christians and Jews. The following two examples come from an article by frontpagemag.com.
This first example is from Ethiopia....
More than 500 Muslim students assisted by Muslim police burned down a church, while screaming “Allahu Akbar” (and thus clearly positing their attack in an Islamic framework); the church was built on land used by Christians for more than 60 years, but now a court has ruled that it was built “without a permit.”
This next example comes from Kenya....
A gang of Muslims stabbed and beat with iron rods a 25-year-old Somali refugee, breaking his teeth; he was then stripped naked, covered with dirt, and left unconscious near a church. Although he was raised Christian since age 7, he was attacked on the “assumption that as a Somali he was born into Islam and was therefore an apostate deserving of death.”
Wherever you find radical Islam, you will find violence.
For example, back in 2010 a Christian man in Pakistan's Punjab province was burned alive by radical Islamic leaders for refusing to convert to Islam while his wife was raped by police officers.
Another very shocking incident took place down in Egypt. In broad daylight and in full view of witnesses, a group of 4 Islamic radicals in the southern Egyptian city of Attaleen fired 31 bullets into the head of a Coptic Christian before beheading him. The dead body was then dragged through the streets accompanied by shouts of victory. Later, an Egyptian court acquitted the four Muslim men accused of committing the crime.
Sadly, hundreds more very shocking examples could be included in this article.
There is a reason why so many people are so deeply concerned about the hateful things that Palestinian textbooks and Saudi Arabian textbooks say.
When children have it pounded into their heads over and over that a certain group of people is the enemy and should be killed, then that is what a lot of them will end up believing as adults.
Anti-Semitism continues to grow and has reached a fever pitch in the Middle East.
In such an environment, lasting peace is impossible.
It is just a matter of time before the next major war in the Middle East comes.
So what do all of you think? Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below....