Yemen teaches tolerance to fight extremism

May 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM

SANAA, Yemen, May 14 (UPI) -- Yemen's government started a program aimed at eradicating extremism by teaching schoolchildren the values of tolerance and kindness, officials said.

The Ministry of Endowment and Guidance campaign, which started in Sanaa, the capital, targets all provinces, the Yemen Post reported.

"Some clerics have told the students that Islam prohibits the killing of innocents and attacking electricity, oil and other public facilities and properties," the head teacher of a school in Sanaa said.

"Moreover, clerics are delivering lectures focused on the effects of extremism and the acts of the jihadist groups, including al-Qaida," he said.

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