Magazine article National Defense

Report: Hate Tracts Imported to America's Mosques

Magazine article National Defense

Report: Hate Tracts Imported to America's Mosques

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Saudi Arabia's government is disseminating "hate propaganda" in its textbooks and reading materials, and some of that material is flowing into the United States, said a newly released study from a Washington think tank.

The report, conducted by Freedom House, is based on a year-long investigation of more than 200 tracts that were published or otherwise generated by the government of Saudi Arabia and collected from more than a dozen mosques in the United States.

"While the government of Saudi Arabia claims to be 'updating' or reforming its textbooks and study materials within the kingdom, its publications propagating an ideology of hatred remain plentiful in some prominent American mosques and Islamic centers, and continue to be a principal resource available to students of Islam within the United States," noted the report.

It cites numerous examples of documents that stress when Muslims are in the lands of the unbelievers, they must "behave as if on a mission behind enemy lines." Either they are there to make money or gather information to be later employed in the jihad against the infidels, or they are there to proselytize. …

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