In regard to school textbooks in Saudi Arabia, the CMIP survey broadened its perspective to include the outlook on Christianity and the West.
A recent French edition of the CMIP report on Saudi Arabian schoolbooks is prefaced by Antoine Sfeir, director of the Cahiers de l'Orient, author of Dictionnaire mondiale de l'Islamisme, (8) in which he warns:
Egypt: CMIP analysis of 103 school textbooks (1999-2002)
As its traditional position regarding non-Muslims is well known, the AWE decided to limit its presentation at the UN Sub-Commission to the CMIP report on Egypt, avoiding controversial political issues such as the "Middle East Peace Process," and only addressing one crucial subject: "Jihad & Martyrdom" (10) as taught in Egyptian primary/preparatory/secondary school text books, the title of its NGO written statement submitted to the Sub-Commission's 56th session.
The CMIP Report on Egypt surveys 103 textbooks published by the Education Ministry for use in primary, preparatory and secondary state schools, as well as 16 textbooks in preparatory and secondary schools under the supervision of Al-Azhar's religious institute.
The CMIP report indicates that "peace" is exalted in the textbooks, equally as a human and an Islamic value.