Muslim persecution of Christians Saudi Arabia



Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the seventh century, and not be in a museum.

Islamic tolerance in open display.

I don’t want to hear one single person telling me that this Muslim doesn’t know anything about Islam.


Saudi Arabia declares destruction of all churches in region

Earlier this month news reports surfaced out of Saudi Arabia that raised the red flag for Christians, reports MNN.

Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, says, “The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia–the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia–has declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.'” Nettleton goes on to note that the report hasn’t surfaced anywhere except on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site, which was then picked up by The Atlantic.

Ranked second on the Open Doors World Watch List (a compilation of the 50 countries where persecution of Christians is the most severe), the news is not really a surprise. There is no provision for religious freedom in the constitution of this Islamic kingdom.

All citizens must adhere to Islam, and conversion to another religion is punishable by death. Public Christian worship is forbidden; worshipers risk imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and torture. Evangelizing Muslims and distributing non-Islamic materials is illegal. Muslims who convert to Christianity risk honor killings and foreign Christian workers have been exposed to abuse from employers.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, created an implication with his assertion. Nettleton explains, “This was in a meeting with Kuwaiti officials who came to Saudi Arabia. They were asking this Islamic official ‘What should we do about the churches?’ His statement was, ‘There should be no Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula.'”

According to the report, the delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches. Essentially, Nettleton says, “If you have churches in Kuwait, which they do, they should be destroyed. The interesting thing about this is that there are no churches in Saudi Arabia. There are no church buildings that are allowed to exist there. So he clearly wasn’t talking only for his own country: he was trying to export this ideology to the surrounding countries.”

This proclamation could affect churches in Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Nettleton observes that “in most of these countries, we’re not talking about a lot of churches; we’re talking about a few that are allowed to exist primarily to serve foreigners that are living in that country.”

However, the UN Human Rights Council has yet to take a stand on such blatant violations of freedom of religion. How the governments implement this declaration is yet to be determined. “Most of these countries would consider their native population to be 100% Muslim. We could see more persecution, we could see churches closed or destroyed. We just kind of wait to see now.”

More here. Via Zip and Fr.Z

6 Responses

  1. Meanwhile they are still allowed to build their f..lthy mosques on soil of non-muslim countries.

    I am not amazed by this (this braindead loon spat the same words last year too)

    what i find really outrageous is the attitude of ‘westerners’ who know the real face of those bigots’ cult but insist on selling us the crap about islam being a religion of peace, tolerance and understanding.

    It’s unthinkable to give to muslims the same guarantees they deny to others.

    ‘Religious freedom for muslims’ go to hell (that’s what i would want to cry out loud)

  2. British readers should support the Law and Freedom Foundation in their fight to prevent mosques being built in the UK.

  3. The useless UN is nothing more then a propaganda pulpit for dictators an despots.

  4. Of course no sub-section of the Useless Nations will do anything about the matter. The cowards are under the yoke of the very countries mentioned, plus communist and African blocks, many of whom follow the same religion and also persecute Christians.
    They are UNable to get any motion passed except condemnation of Israel – like 46 out of 48 motions while the Syrian government and many others sitting in those swish benches kill thousands of their inhabitants. Little do they know that the first countries to be destroyed when the Lord of Heaven’s Armies returns will be those desert nations which persecute Jews and Christians. It says so in the Scriptures.

  5. Yet the UN turn a blind eye while declaring that ‘Rohingya muslims ‘ are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. The human rights of minority non muslims in Muslim countries apparently don’t count.

    To gain the attention of the UN and other international organizations you have to be a muslim and if not, forget about your human rights, they don’t count.

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