Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia) - April 25, 2008 - 00:04:52
Saudi Anthropologist Sa'd Al-Sowayan Advocates Modern Interpretation of Religious Texts and Suggests Removing Swords from Saudi Flag
Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi anthropologist Sa'd Al-Sowayan, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on April 25, 2008:
Sa'd Al-Sowayan: Our education institutions are very deficient in various respects. First of all, critical philosophical thought hardly exists, and is almost completely forbidden. You are not meant to think, but to memorize and repeat by rote...
Interviewer: To spread the prevalent views.
Sa'd Al-Sowayan: Exactly. Secondly, anthropology...
Interviewer: Scientifically, speaking, what's wrong with spreading the prevalent views?
Sa'd Al-Sowayan: First, you are not being innovative, and second, the prevalent views may have been acceptable in the p
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