March 27, 2014

Obama asked to pressure Saudis to revise offending textbooks

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President Barack Obama waves goodbye from the steps of Air Force One as he departs King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on his way to Cairo on June 4, 2009.  (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama waves goodbye from the steps of Air Force One as he departs King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on his way to Cairo on June 4, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

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(RNS) Some are urging President Obama to apply pressure on King Abdullah to revise school textbooks that disparage Christians, label Jews "pigs," and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex.

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  • Atheist Max

    “paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex…”

    Oh, but….Where would we get our Morals without religion?

    Disgusting garbage 🙁

  • rinsel

    Atheist Max – if you are truly atheist, why do you bother to comment??? In fact if all religion is ‘disgusting garbage’ why read a religious news service at all??? Is there a hate that burns in you so intensely that it can only be assuaged by spitting insults at people of faith – and you chose to spit at Christians, who will not hurt you, rather than Muslims, who sometimes will harm you in the name of the prophet??? Or, and this is just a thought, you frequent sites of faith because you doubt the efficacy of your denial of G-d??? If the latter, engage rather than spit. If the former, go in peace my brother, and find all those birds of a feather. It will save you a lot of venom and spit.

  • Atheist Max

    @Rinsel,

    I follow religious news the way a weatherman watches for tornadoes and hurricanes. I warn people to take cover.

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