Saudis trying to figure out how much Allah hates photography

“Experts (“experts”? – ed.) in the Kingdom continue locking horns regarding the Saudi school curriculum, as they are trying to reach middle ground as to what is acceptable in Islam and what is not, such as the images in text books.

According to Monotheism, which is taught to 12th grade students, photography is prohibited, while science book have plenty of images of humans and animals to explain anatomy.

Students can see this stark contradiction when they read the Monotheism textbook, since in its pages, scholars strongly condemn the use of photography.”

We can mock, but these Sunni fanatics are basically the same sh*theads who are currently bulldozing and dynamiting the peerless archaeological treasures of northern Mesopotamia on the grounds that they’re “images” that someone might try to worship.

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  • BillyHW

    I, for one, think their diversity could only strengthen us. Let’s open those borders.

    • Frau Katze

      Think of the restaurants! The vibrancy!

      • BillyHW

        And the awesome cab rides!

  • Frau Katze

    Saudi Arabia started out like Islamic State. They’ve calmed down since they seized their patch of territory. Huge amounts of oil wealth have permitted education abroad (unlike, say, the Taliban) so there are some unhappy Saudis, who are not keen on the system. Yet that same oil money has made life fairly comfortable so I suspect most dissenters just keep quiet and don’t rock the boat.

    How many are dissenters? Unknown. It is > 0 but likely pretty small.

  • moraywatson

    Islam. The better you get at it, the more insane you become!

  • DMB

    ‘Images’ that someone might try to worship in Saudi Arabia. Well here is one! http://muslimvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/0kaaba_transposition_2119107921.jpg