About ten days ago, the Saudi Minister of Education Prince Khalid al-Faisal shared the ministry’s strategy. In his statement he acknowledged the responsibility of education in the country in the radicalization of its youth: “the [educational] domain was totally left to them [i.e. the radicals of the country], [as such] there was no chance for Saudi moderate thought and a [teach] a moderate way of life. We abandoned our sons and daughters and they kidnaped them.” The statement went viral among Saudis.
Education and radicalism
For the past thirteen years Saudis have been discussing the role of education in radicalizing Saudi youthAbdullah Hamidaddin