Saudi Arabia, a place one can still visit the seventh century, and not be in a museum.
Islam is a real buzz kill.
I was recently told by a dear friend of mine that the Mason’s are all inclusive, that as long as you adhere to a recognized faith and follow the Masonic rules and regulations, after you’ve been invited, then you’re in, including Muslims. The interesting thing about that is, the tolerance shown here is not reciprocated by mainstream Islam. In fact, the Masons are hated and denigrated almost as much as the Jews are.
Saudi sheikh: “Soccer is a Masonic game meant to distance Muslims from their religion and faith”
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” — Ayatollah Khomeini
It is a totalitarian impulse to curb all outlets for human pleasure and joy, so that the human soul is captive and focused solely on what the masters want it to be focused upon. Sharia, for example, forbids music, just as Lenin wrote about how he had to stop listening to it because it filled his soul with joy and affection for strangers.
“Fatwa By Saudi Sheikh: Soccer Players Are Infidels,” from MEMRI, January 10:
On December 5, 2012, Saudi sheikh Suleiman Al-‘Alwan, a popular Salafi-jihadi cleric, was released after being imprisoned without a trial for nine years. Al-‘Alwan’s trial began only recently; he is accused of having ties to Al-Qaeda and issuing fatwas permitting terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia and targeting Western interests in the world and in the Saudi kingdom.
Since his release, Al-‘Alwan has received many visitors, including sheikhs and former students, and has been asked to give his opinion on religious questions. On December 23, 2012, in response to a question posed by a Saudi youth, Al-‘Alwan said that soccer was a form of heresy: “Soccer is a Masonic game meant to distance Muslims from their religion and faith, and most of the public that follows [soccer games] is loyal to the infidels.” Al-‘Alwan called soccer players criminals and infidels: “[When] a man watches a [soccer] game, God forbid, he is watching deviant criminals and sinful infidels, even if they are Muslims.” He added: “There is a serious problem with [soccer] games, which is the refereeing, which follows manmade laws, not Allah’s laws.”