World News

An education curriculum promotes religious persecution in Qatar

A new report produced by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education studied over 230 Qatari textbooks over the last four academic years. The report focuses on two separate parts of the curriculum as it relates to Christians. The overall conclusion was that the curriculum does not promote religious tolerance.


As a matter of fact, missionary activities that took place in the region in the Middle ages are generally depicted as activities meant to “destroy Islam.”

The report noted almost no improvement with the curriculum of Islamic religious studies. The document insists that Christians want to destroy Islam, and blames local non-Muslim minorities for collaborating with the enemy. The report calls this an “indoctrination toward resentment.” 

In conclusion, the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance warns that “pan-Islamic, pan-Arab nationalism, Salafism, and the Muslim Brotherhood dominate the religious tenor of the document.”


Leave a reply