A small morsel of common sense. “American Senators demand Closing of Saudi Academy in Washington,” from Aafaq (thanks to Sr. Soph):
(Washington — Aafaq) – On Thursday, 12 members of the United States Senate demanded that the Secretary of State, Condolezza Rice, close the Saudi Islamic Academy in Washington because of the refusal of the Saudi officials to make available for inspection the curricula that are taught in the Academy. [Full Story in Arabic]
The Saudi News Agency (WASM) said that members of the Senate demanded that the Department of State follow up on the agreement that the United States and the government of Saudi Arabia made last year on improving the freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia and stopping the export of religious extremism.
Good luck with getting State to do that.
The director of the Saudi Academy, Abdullah Al-Shabnan, held a press conference on Thursday, in which he denied the use of Saudi curricula in the school and also pointed out the curricula used do not contain any enmity toward other religions or sects.
The Saudi Academy refuses to make its curricula available for inspection to the American government or to the news media.
Why not? If they have nothing to hide, what’s the big deal?