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.