Saudi Academy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Virginia school that caters to children of Saudi diplomats is teaching first-graders that Judaism and Christianity are false religions. That's according to a Muslim group concerned that such teachings breed hatred.

The Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism is calling on the Islamic Saudi Academy to remove a textbook used to teach first-graders. The coalition's director, a Muslim, says it's acceptable to teach that Islam is the only correct religion, but he believes that explicitly telling first-graders that Jews and Christians practice a false religion could breed extremism.

A spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington told The Washington Times that critics of the textbook "are making a big thing out of nothing." Saudi Arabia provides funds to the school.

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