In Pakistan, students are taught to view every other religion besides Sunni Islam with hostility and outright violent opposition.
The textbooks adopt fundamentalist arguments, which have no basis in fact, and attribute every good action against evil to the efforts of devout Muslims.
One 7th grade textbook in Pakistan reads:
“History has no parallel to the extreme kindness to the Christians by the Muslims. Still the Christian kingdoms of Europe were constantly trying to gain control of Jerusalem.
As for key tenets of the Muslim faith, like Jihad, 10th graders are learning:
“In Islam, Jihad is very important. The person who offers his life never dies. All prayers nurture one’s passion for Jihad.”
Can you imagine textbooks in this country teaching children to engage in twisted and destructive violence?
Let’s pray for peace in Pakistan and that the Gospel will touch the lives of those deceived.
What is being taught to Pakistani kids is no different than in other parts of the Middle East.