Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for "Destruction of All Churches in Region"

No real time to post tonight, so I am taking Raymond Ibrahim's post on another call for destroying Christian Churches and pasting some paragraphs and the link. Mr. Ibrahim is a prolific writer and I would strongly recommend his website and blog. His family is Coptic Christian. His site also has their story. The Grand Mufti is a real bigshot - no loose cannon-type of Imam. One needs to realize that Islam does not allow for any tolerance unless a conquered and occupied nation has an appreciable Christian population and can thus provide the Jizya tax and often any other "needs"* of the leadership. As long as they can be farmed, then the Muslims can be tolerant.

"The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait, regarding the position of a Kuwaiti parliament member who recently called for the "removal" of churches (he later "clarified" by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait). The Kuwaiti delegation wanted to confirm Sharia's position on churches.

Accordingly, the Grand Mufti "stressed that Kuwait was a part of the Arabian Peninsula, and therefore it is necessary to destroy all churches in it."

As with many grand muftis before him, 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.

While the facts of this account speak for themselves, consider further:

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah is not just some random Muslim hating on churches. He is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative."

* Especially in the past, this meant boys taken from Christian families to be raised as Muslims slave-soldiers for dynasties such as the Ottomans. Girls were taken for harems. Sex slavery still exists in Islam and numerous members of the religion of tolerance have both called for it to become more widespread and have admitted that they themselves have purchase sex slaves. One example is below. It even has a video.

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