Rep. Frank Wolf on Tuesday again asked the State Department to take a more active role in addressing whether textbooks being used at two Islamic Saudi Academy campuses in Northern Virginia promote violence or intolerance.
"I urge you once again ... to conclusively determine what is being taught at the school," the Republican, who represents Virginia's 10th District, wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "As I noted in my last letter, if [the academy] is in the process of adopting new curricula, as State's response indicated, then this review would have the effect of determining once and for all whether there is any merit in these persistent concerns and if so what must be done about it."
This is the fifth letter Wolf has written to Rice about the schools, which have campuses on Richmond Highway near Alexandria and in Fairfax City.
In June, a U.S. commission issued a report that outlined a series of hate-filled teachings they said remained in the schools' curricula. The passages authorize the killing of adulterers and converts who leave Islam, condemn Jews, and celebrate martyrdom.