Saudi Arabia Curbs Extremist Ideologies in Education, Textbooks

Saudi Arabia is revamping its education curriculum and textbooks to eradicate any trace of Muslim Brotherhood influence and will dismiss anyone working in the sector who sympathizes with the banned group, the education minister said.

The Education Ministry is working to combat extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and textbooks to ensure they do not reflect the banned Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda. It would “ban such textbooks from schools and universities and remove those who sympathize with the group or its ideology from their posts.

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