Saudi Indoctrination at Amherst Middle School
This has to be one of the more horrifying instances of encroaching dhimmitude in the United States I've run across. It seems that someone at the Amherst Middle School decided that it would be a great school project to transform "the quaint colonial town of Amherst, New Hampshire...into a Saudi Arabian Bedouin tent community."
The kiddies got to learn about all sorts of wonderful aspects of Saudi culture, including executing drug traffickers, gender segregation, male superiority, female subjugation, and Islamic religious practices. Here are a few highlights:
During the check-in, guests selected a traditional Arabic name for their name badge and completed an actual Saudi customs form, which warned in bold letters “Death for Drug Trafficking ” at the top.And the article ends on this happy note of multicultural diversity:
Flowing fabrics hung from the ceiling separated the family and men-only dining sections.
Only the seventh-grade boys were allowed to host the food stations and the Arabic dancing, as the traditions of Saudi Arabia at this time prevent women from participating in these public roles.
Seventh-grade girls hosted the hijab and veil stations, where other female guests learned how to wear the required head covering and veils. An antique trunk full of black abayas worn by women, and white thobes worn by the men, were available for guests to try on.
An Islamic religion station included a Muslim prayer rug with a compass embedded in it to locate Mecca, readings on the Islamic faith, call to prayer items and prayer beads.
The “open tent” was created to encourage participants to reach out and learn from people around the world, and to promote curiosity and cultural understanding.I wonder if schools in Saudi Arabia will be hosting similar events where children can learn about co-existing with other religions such as Judaism, Christianity or Hinduism? Oh, that's right. Saudi Arabian society doesn't allow other religions to be practiced openly and it promotes Islamic supremacy. Silly me.
Update: Follow the link to the original Cabinet Press article for a photo of one of the little tykes dressed in full Saudi regalia.