Saturday, November 03, 2012

UNRWA affirms it will continue to quote the Quran in ceremonies

UNRWA opened up a new school in Gaza that was funded by Bahrain last week.

During the opening ceremonies, journalists noted that UNRWA omitted public recitation of verses from the Quran, as well as the Palestinian Arab national anthem, as is usual in these events. UNRWA, stung by the charges, responded that this was a technical error, and of course they will continue to recite verses from the Quran in their activities in the territories.

UNRWA's educational vision supposedly endorses "religious tolerance." How can than be possible when only one religion is a source for recitations at official UNRWA events?

Then again, UNRWA has been proven to do far worse than that at their schools in Gaza, and when they were called on it, they simply erased the evidence.

By the way, here is a computer lab at the new school in Gaza:

For a territory supposedly teetering on the brink of starvation, this seems a bit lavish - much nicer than the computer labs at many Jewish private schools I've seen.

But you won't hear any Gazans protesting that money is being spent on computers instead of food - because there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and it hasn't had one since Egypt administered the area.