Saudi’s to launch War on Extremism website

I’ll be very interested in this site to see what the Saudi’s do given their dismal record.

The Saudi Report at Center for Religious Freedom Website

SAUDI ARABIA’S CURRICULUM OF INTOLERANCE: With Excerpts from Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies

Excerpts from Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies: Arabic with English Translation

Revised Saudi Government Textbooks Still Demonize Christians, Jews, Non-Wahhabi Muslims and Other “Unbelievers”

Special Dispatch Series – No. 1320:

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Islamic Affairs Launches Arabic-English Website to Fight Extremism

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs has announced the upcoming launch of a website aimed at fighting extremism and to reform individuals with extremist views. The website, which will have sections in Arabic and in English, is aimed at Muslim audiences worldwide. It will include forums for debating controversial issues like takfir (accusing other Muslims of heresy) and al-walaa wal-baraa. [1]

The site is to be operated by the Al-Sakinah Campaign, an independent Saudi initiative supported by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The campaign initiates dialogue with extremists on the Internet with the aim of preventing the spread of extremist views. [2]

In an interview with the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh, the public relations director of the Al-Sakinah Campaign, Khaled Al-Mushawwah, provided details on the planned site.

The following are excerpts from the interview: [3]

The Website Will Contribute to the War on Extremism

“The [Al-Sakinah] Campaign is about to step up [its activities] with the launching of a very big site that the campaign is currently working on. We have [already] contracted a large firm to construct it in the best possible manner. The primary goal of the site is to display the efforts of the Al-Sakinah Campaign in fighting extremist and deviant ideology, to correct [aberrant] views, and to explain the position of shari’a on questions like terrorist activity and takfir. The site also aims to propagate the correct ideology and to publish materials related to the campaign’s activities, e.g. fatwas by senior ‘ulama and sheikhs as well as studies on [relevant] issues. The site aims to take part in proper [Islamic] da’wa and to spread the correct views regarding Islam…” …[Read more]


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Posted on October 13, 2006, in Islamism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This sounds and looks to be a very promising feature intensely devoted to peace and prosperity for [all] humanity. Keep the world wide media advised of your efforts, and hound them to announce the website address as soon as it is available.

  2. The response to local and national disasters is noble but it’s a damn shame that so many people take advantage of the sad situations.

    I mean everytime there is an earthquake, a flood, an oil spill – there’s always a group of heartless people who rip off tax payers.

    This is in response to reading that 4 of Oprah Winfreys “angels” got busted ripping off the system. Shame on them!
    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/08/19/crimesider/entry5251471.shtml

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