September 19, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4148

Recently Deceased Saudi Prince Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal Blames Saudi Curricula for Giving Rise to Terrorists

September 19, 2011
Saudi Arabia | Special Dispatch No. 4148

Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi Prince Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal, which aired on AL-Arabiya TV on August 25, 2011:

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "I sent my children to study abroad after they finished junior high."

Interviewer: "What about people who cannot afford to send their children abroad?"

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "They should try to instill in their children what I am talking about on their own."

Interviewer: "It's a tragedy if people who cannot afford to send their children abroad have a problem with their education..."

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "We all know that we have an education problem. Even the educators themselves know this. But the question is what needs to be done."

Interviewer: "What is the solution..."

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "What changes must take place."

Interviewer: "What needs to be done? Should we change the curricula or the philosophy of our education?"

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "Basically, it is the philosophy of our education. What do we want our child to be? We have produced terrorists who carried out bombings."

Interviewer: "Do you think the curricula play a role in this?"

Muhammad Abdallah Al-Faysal: "The curricula are the source of this. We should determine how we want to raise this young man. What he will do with his life." [...]

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