ENDING SAUDI INCITEMENT IN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 41
(House of Representatives - March 07, 2019)

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              ENDING SAUDI INCITEMENT IN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

  (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, Saudi Arabia has a vital 
role in the global war on terrorism. Riyadh is a crucial 
counterterrorism partner. But, sadly, textbooks of Saudi Arabia have 
been teaching its students to hate others for too long.
  One current textbook is inflammatory against Christianity, Judaism, 
and even other Muslims who do not subscribe to the Saudi interpretation 
of Islam, which they describe as ``evil.''
  Saudi Arabia has committed to reforming curriculum for over a decade. 
That is why Congressman Bill Keating and I have introduced H.R. 554, 
the Saudi Educational and Transparency and Reform Act. It will hold the 
Saudis accountable by requiring an annual report on any intolerant 
content of their textbooks. It will also send a clear, bipartisan 
message to end the incitement now.
  In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget 
September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.

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