In the wake of the 9/11 attacks attention was focused on the hatred young Saudis learn at school for Christians and Jews. There was a tremendous amount of official pressure put on the Saudi government—the al-Saud family—to edit out the offending passages in school books.
While there has been some progress in bringing a degree of tolerance to Saudi textbooks, many still have passages like one twelfth grade monotheism book that claims God made Jews out “of swine and apes.”
The same book describes Christians and Jews as “the worst of creatures” who “will dwell in hellfire,” according to a report by Dr. David Weinberg, senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Weinberg said the problem with Saudi textbooks is a long standing one. For more than a decade, the Saudi government has been saying they are fixing the problem, he pointed out, “Where’s the progress?”Er, how can there be "progress" when the Jews-are-animals trope is part and parcel of another book--the Koran?