Sunday, March 18, 2012

"'Destroy All the Churches': Wahabi 's Poor Treatment of Christians" (ABNA-Iran)

Here is an Iranian article that, I suppose, wants to make that point that Shi'ism is more tolerant than Wahhabism. A summary box after the article-title states: "According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is 'necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.'"
The Grand Wahabi Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti Wahabi parliament member recently called for the "removal" of churches (he later "clarified" by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait), and the delegation wanted to confirm Wahhabis's position on churches.

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

Well, we noted, there are churches in every other country on the Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE. You are the only exception. Are you suggesting that all those churches should be closed? Yes, came the reply. Every one of them.

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