GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The scandal of Arab education.....

Their horrible education system holds them back...
Recently, a Saudi judge shocked many Saudis and global public opinion by upholding a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man. That ruling brought to public awareness an appalling practice that has for too long been hidden from view and shielded from open discussion and criticism.

The case was not unique. Another highly publicized recent case in Yemen featured a 10-year-old girl who sought a divorce after being forced by her parents to marry a 30-year-old man, who took advantage of his power in order to rape and abuse her. It is disgraceful that such blatantly coerced "marriages" are allowed to take place at all. Yet, those familiar with educational systems in the Arab world are not surprised.

Shameful traditional systems of education that suppress critical thinking make it possible for such backward practices to continue, shielded beyond a local, narrow, and unexamined view of religion. Rulings like that in Saudi Arabia are the outcomes of that failing educational system. Some Arab societies have failed miserably to produce well prepared generations capable of catching up with most corners of the world. The Saudi religious curriculum, which couples rote memorization of texts with uncritical acceptance of tribal practices, keeps the country backward. It does not prepare students to cope with modernity, nor to be productive participants in an increasingly global economy.

Despite the flood of billions and billions in oil money to public education, Saudi students consistently score among the worst in math and science. The greatest culprit is the suppression of critical thinking, coupled with limited and weak exposure to math and science. An impressive investment in the infrastructure of higher education has not yielded positive returns. It is as if the state had purchased the most advanced computer hardware, but neglected to secure any software to run it.

Most Arab educational systems fail to prepare graduates for productive lives. Each year thousands of students graduate from universities with degrees in Sharia (Islamic law) or Arabic literature. The vast majority of them will be unemployed, underemployed, or employed in the bloated government sector, which will further contribute to already bloated and inefficient government. Thinking for oneself - a precondition of both entrepreneurship and of democratic participation - is suppressed. It's little wonder that judges condemn innocent young girls to such fates.

2 Comments:

Blogger kursk said...

Precisely the reasons why Muslims covet what the west has..they want the benefits without the sacrifice of actually having to do anything to get it.

The Islamists assume it will all just fall into their laps once they recolonize the west.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake-up people , their own alleged prophet was around 50 when he heard a voice in his head that told him that Allah would reward him with a Virgin for obeying his spreading of Islam.
This Virgin ended up being a 6 year old named Aisha ,Muhammad was such a decnt moral man that he waited until she was 9 before he raped her since she was not old enough to comprehend consent to have sex.

Muslims hold up Muhammad as the Perfect man to emulate , and since this Prophet also beheaded 700 unarmed jews to wipe out an entire village for Allahs cause....Obama has no clue about what awaits N.A. when the Jihadists and Whahhabi Muslims from CAIR ( Like Sheema Khan ) get large enough in numbers to be Political and Enforce Shariah law in canada.

BTW
Muslims in Africa have been slaughtering the non-Arab Muslims as Apostate that aren't true Muslims , this is another crisis that Jack Layton has no clue of for the Darfur problem that the NDP wants canada to solve.

The good news for the West is that the Islamists will kill-off these morons and idiots on the Left before they even try to oppress and Occupy canadian soil, this week we saw how David Miller Allowe the Tamil to Occupy part of canadian soil for 4 days because Miller and Blair knew how violent and dangerous the Tamil Tigers are in canada .
This example has now sent a message to the Islamists in canada that they too can now be Occupiers of canadian soil while inflicting Psychological Terrorism that opposing the Occupation in Toronto will result in Suicide Bombers on our Buses and Subway trains.

6:10 PM  

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