The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has said it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region,” following Kuwait’s moves to ban their construction in Kuwait.
TRY, OH, JUST TRY TO IMAGINE WHAT WOULD BE UNLEASHED IF THE U.S.A., OR GREAT BRITAIN, OR AUSTRALIA, OR GERMANY, OR ANY OTHER NATION CALLED FOR DESTRUCTION OF EVERY MOSQUE AND FORBADE THE PRACTICE OF ANY RELIGION OTHER THAN,SAY, CHRISTIANITY!!!
Speaking to a delegation in Kuwait, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, stressed that since the tiny Gulf state was a part of the Arabian Peninsula, it was necessary to destroy all of the churches in the country, Arabic media have reported.
Saudi Arabia’s top cleric made the comment in view of an age-old rule that only Islam can be practiced in the region.
["AGE-OLD"? ISLAM IS BARELY 1400 YEARS OLD! IT IS THE NEWEST OF ALL MAJOR RELIGIONS.]
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia is the highest official of religious law in the Sunni Muslim kingdom. He is also the head of the Supreme Council of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas.
A Kuwaiti parliamentarian said last month he wanted to ban the construction of churches and non-Islamic places of worship in the Gulf state.
MP Osama Al-Munawer announced on Twitter he planned to submit a draft law calling for the removal of all churches in the country. He later clarified that existing churches should remain but the construction of new non-Islamic places of worship should be banned.
[SEE ALSO: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/saudis-top-sheikh-necessary-to-destroy-all-churches/2012/03/21/gIQAFQIiTS_blog.html
“The Sheikh based his proclamation on the famous tradition, or hadith, wherein the prophet of Islam declared on his deathbed that ‘There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula,’ which has always been interpreted to mean that only Islam can be practiced in the region.”
Let us note the inherent hypocrisy in the Grand Mufti quoting the hadith as reason to destroy churches, whereas, when non-Muslims do the same or similar and destroy or deface mosques, they are accused of being ‘Islamophobes,’ of intentionally slandering and misrepresenting Islam, of being obstacles on the road to ‘dialogue, and are labeled infidels and devils.
The Mufti’s proclamation to obliterate Churches was made immediately following his recent calls to silence and suppress dissenting views, namely those of the former columnist Hazma Kashgari, whom he insisted be tried in a religious court for a series of 'blasphemous' tweets.
While the Mufti asserted that the “justice system in Saudi Arabia is fair,” he nonetheless went on to say that, “all matters related to justice should be reviewed by Shariah courts as God the Almighty said in the Holy Quran."
Kashgari immediately apologized for his comments, tweeting: "I have made a mistake, and I hope Allah and all those whom I have offended will forgive me," before fleeing the country.
Furthermore, Ambassador to the United States Micheal Oren, in an article he published in the Wall Street Journal last Friday, affirmed that Arab discrimination against Christian minorities is becoming an increasingly prevalent phenomenon throughout the Arab world.
“In Egypt, 200,000 Coptic Christians fled their homes last year after beatings and massacres by Muslim extremist mobs,” Oren stated. “Since 2003, 70 Iraqi churches have been burned and nearly a thousand Christians killed in Baghdad alone, causing more than half of this million-member community to flee.”
He went on to state that “[c]onversion to Christianity is a capital offense in Iran, where last month Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was sentenced to death” and that “Saudi Arabia outlaws private Christian prayer.”
In fact, Oren asserted, the “only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered but [are] flourishing is Israel.”
MEANWHILE, BACK IN ISRAEL, PROTESTS ARE RAGING AFTER A MUFTI THERE WAS TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING AFTER HE AND OTHERS HE HAD INCITED TO RIOT WERE FILMED THROWING CHAIRS AT JEWISH WORSHIPERS AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT.
HAD A JEW THROWN ONE CHAIR AT THE MUFTI, WHAT MIGHT WE HAVE EXPECTED? WORLD WAR 3?
This may not have been as violent as what this same mufti said in January of 2012:
On January 9th, at an event marking the 47th anniversary of the founding of Fatah, Mohammed Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, vehemently called for the killing of Jews. He declared, “The hour of judgment will not come until you fight the Jews… The Jews will hide behind the stone and behind the tree. The stone and the tree will cry, ‘Oh Muslim, Oh Servant of God, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’”
BUT, THE MUFTI WAS RELEASED...UNLIKE A JEW WOULD HAVE BEEN HAD A CHAIR BEEN THROWN AT THE LOVING MUFTI OR ANY OTHER MUSLIM IN JERUSALEM.
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED A 'HANGING OFFENSE'!
05.07.13, Muslim worshippers throw chairs at policemen on Temple Mount. A young Arab man was detained at the Temple Mount after shouting at Jewish worshippers to leave and tried to cause a riot. Following his detention, Muslim worshippers began throwing chairs at the policemen at the scene.
Police forces dispersed them quietly. Two policemen were lightly injured and did not require medical care.
Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said 18 Palestinians were arrested near Damascus Gate Wednesday for attempting to incite violence before the Jerusalem Day march.
Several cases of stone throwing were recorded in the Old City in the past week. The first incident saw police arrest 18 protesters suspected of rioting after hurling chairs at security forces. Several days later, an officer was injured when Arabs hurled stones at him. Police arrested three suspects.
Jerusalem District chief Nisso Shaham told reporters that the riots broke out after a right-wing activist posted online ads calling to "cleanse the Arabs from the al-Aqsa Mosque." He said Friday's events were the climax of riots in the past two weeks.
Hundreds of Muslim worshippers at the Mughrabi Gate hurled stones at police and Border Guard forces who raided the compound to evacuate them. Dozens initially refused to leave the mosque but later cleared out on their own accord. Police say further arrests are expected.
Mar-6-2012, Muslims destroy Christian-Jewish cemetery from WWII in Libya
THE ABOVE IS A VIDEO THAT WAS TAKEN BY ONE OF THE MOB THAT KICKED OVER GRAVESTONES, ATTACKED A STONE CROSS WITH SLEDGEHAMMERS, AND DEFACED OTHER GRAVESTONES. IT IS DISTURBING TO SEE THE DEAD ATTACKED.
Do you think there is a double standard here? Just look at what happened when the Qur'an got burned by a NATO soldier awhile back, or a cartoonist drew a caricature of Muhammad, or a film was made by an unknown film maker in the U.S.?
MUSLIM FAMILIES CARRY OUT 'HONOR KILLINGS' IF THEIR DAUGHTERS OR SONS TRY TO DATE NON-MUSLIMS, OR LEAVE ISLAM.
WHAT OTHER RELIGION HUNTS DOWN AND KILLS THEIR OWN FOR SUCH THINGS?
Try as I have for decades I cannot understand such things!
Al Jazeera even reported on the desecration of the cemetery. Libya apologized, but this was not the first time such an attack happened:
CHRISTIAN TOURISTS ATTACKED BY MUSLIM MOB
In Jerusalem's Old City district, masked Palestinians attacked Christian tourists near the al-Aqsa mosque. The area around the mosque is known as the Temple Mount in Judaism and the Noble Sanctuary in Islam, and it's a sacred site in both religions. Police arrested 13 Muslims after they threw rocks and leveled a fire hose at Christians.
That Israel does indeed notify targets by cellphone can be seen in the Palestinian Authority video THAT BEGINS AT 0:56 SECONDS in this (ABOVE) video.
THE FOLLOWING WERE TAKEN FROM PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TELEVISION, SAUDI TV, IRANIAN AIRED TV, SHOWN TO CHILDREN AND TO THE WORLD WHO CAN WATCH SUCH THINGS.
ASK YOURSELVES WHAT OTHER GROUP, WHAT OTHER PEOPLE YOU HAVE EVER, EVER HEARD TEACH SUCH AS THIS TO CHILDREN, AGREE TO SUCH AS THIS TO GET WHAT THEY WANT...ANY OTHER?
I THINK NOT...
THIS IS A CHILDREN'S SHOW? YES!
LATER, ANOTHER MOTHER SENDS ALL HER CHILDREN TO BE 'MARTYRS'.
WHO CAN UNDERSTAND SUCH THINGS?
WHO CAN AGREE WITH THEM?
WHY WOULD ANYONE?
Muslims rioting in Norway, hold up their children as human shields.
THIS VIDEO WILL NOT LOAD TO THE BLOG BUT IT IS ALARMING TO SEE.
Gazans themselves, especially one group of teen students, have long appealed to the international community to force HAMAS to stop using them and especially children and women as human shields for their attacks.
[SEE:Gazan youth issue manifesto to vent their anger with all sides in the conflict.
WARNING, VERY STRONG 'ADULT LANGUAGE': http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/02/free-gaza-youth-manifesto-palestinian]
An anonymous group of GAZAN students has created a document to express their frustration born of Hamas's violent crackdowns on 'western decadence', the destruction wreaked by Israel's attacks and the political games played by Fatah and the UN.
A RELIGION OF PEACE? HOW DOES THAT WORK? WHOSE PEACE? WHEN? WHERE?
EVEN IN NATIONS TOTALLY CONTROLLED BY ISLAM...PEACE? WHERE? WHAT NATION?
I'D HONESTLY LIKE TO SEE ONE NATION GOVERNED BY ISLAM THAT HAS INTERNAL PEACE, AND NO FIGHTING AMONG THE SEVERAL MUSLIM FACTIONS. THAT WOULD GIVE ME HOPE THAT MUSLIM LEADERS WANT PEACE.
INSTEAD, WE READ ARTICLES THAT SHOW US PEACE IS IMPOSSIBLE, UNLESS ALL THE WORLD 'CONVERTS' TO ISLAM.
Qatar teacher jailed for insulting Muslims
A Nepalese teacher at a school in Qatar has been fired and is currently in jail following complaints he insulted Islam and allegedly said “all Muslims are terrorists” during an argument with students.
Dorje Gurung, a chemistry teacher at Qatar Academy, was fired by the school last week after he allegedly made the derogatory comments during an argument with a group of his pupils two weeks ago.
The Nepalese expat was subsequently arrested by police and is currently in jail, Doha News reported.
“We can confirm that an incident recently arose involving a staff member at Qatar Academy which resulted in formal complaints being made regarding the manner in which students were addressed,” Qatar Academy said in a media statement.
NO, WHAT HAS BEEN 'CONFIRMED' IS THAT A GROUP OF 12-YEAR-OLD STUDENTS, YES, PRE-TEEN KIDS, WHO HAD BEEN RIDICULING AND BULLYING GURUNG DECIDED TO REPORT HIM AS SAYING ALL MUSLIMS WERE TERRORISTS. OTHERS WHO HAD WORKED WITH GURUNG SAY HE WAS SINGLED-OUT BY VINDICTIVE CHILDREN AND WOULD NEVER SAY SUCH A THING.
OBVIOUSLY, THE WORD OF DISRESPECTFUL SCHOOL BOYS IS TAKEN AS 'GOSPEL', AND THAT OF A DEDICATED, HIGHLY RESPECTED PROFESSOR COUNTS FOR NOTHING...BECAUSE HE IS NON-MUSLIM?
I WISH I COULD UNDERSTAND SUCH THINGS...I CAN'T.
WHY IS IT THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE IN THESE ARTICLES, IN THESE VIDEOS CAN EXCUSE SUCH ANGER, SUCH HATRED ON THEIR PART, BUT THEN SCREAM THEIR DISBELIEF WHEN ALL THE WORLD REFUSES TO CONVERT TO ISLAM, AND THEN CALL FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF CHURCHES, CEMETERIES, ANY SIGN OF OTHER RELIGIONS, AND HUMAN BEINGS WHO DO NOT BELIEVE AS THEY DO?