Intel Corp., the world’s largest computer chip maker, has partnered with two Saudi Arabian software companies to develop an electronic version of Islam’s holy book and a training computer for teachers packed with the government-approved curriculum for schoolchildren.
And you say, "Yeah, so what? It’s just Intel doing smart business, right?"
As corporations become more-and-more influential across society, due largely to the fact that governments are becoming less-and-less effective as they drown in their own politically correct effluence, corporate choices have a serious impact on the direction of society as a whole. What does "government-approved curriculum" include? How about this quote from the Center for Religious Freedom on the Saudi’s state policy:
Government textbooks and publications teach that it is a religious obligation for Muslims to hate Christians and Jews and warn against imitating, befriending, or helping them in any way, or taking part in their festivities and celebrations. The state teaches a Nazi-like hatred for Jews, treats the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion as historical fact, and avows that the Muslim’s duty is to eliminate the state of Israel.
Global corporations cannot continue to think that they can maintain a politically "neutral" position and continue to chase the almighty-buck no matter the consequences. Let me share another famous quote:
"The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil."