Maher Hawash used to work for Intel. But do you think anyone there got the hint, and vetted this curriculum for jihadist teachings? I’d be willing to bet the farm that such a thought never even crossed the mind of anyone at Intel.
By Peter Clarke for EE Times, with thanks to WM:
LONDON “” Intel Corp. has linked up with two Saudi Arabian software companies to develop an electronic version of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, and a training computer to help teach a Saudi government-approved curriculum, according to an Associated Press report.
Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.), attended a product launch in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. An Intel development center in Cairo, Egypt, designed the hardware for both Saudi projects, the report said.
Intel worked with Dar Al Rasm Al-Othmani, a software company focused on religious content, to develop the E-Quran, a small computer that contains the text and audio recitations of the Quran, the report said. Intel worked with Semanoor, an educational software company, to develop the E-Curriculum, a portable computer that contains a Saudi government-approved curriculum for children up to 12th grade (about 18 years of age), the report said.
The E-Curriculum is being implemented in Saudi schools, the report said referencing Semanoor as its source.