Friday, February 22, 2013

Saudi Religious Police Storm Prayer Meeting, Arrest Dozens of Ethiopian Christians

Meanwhile, CAIR is complaining about Islamophobia and trying to convince Westerners that Jihad means "making friends across the aisle." But what do we find when we open the Muslim sources?

Sahih Muslim 4366—The Messenger of Allah said: "I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslims."

Fortunately, as all Western politicians and reporters know, Muhammad doesn't speak for Islam. The only people who speak for Islam are Westernized Muslims who have absolutely no clue what Islam teaches.

Saudi Arabia (FoxNews)—Saudi Arabia’s notorious religious police, known as the mutawa, swooped in on a private gathering of at least 53 Ethiopian Christians this month, shutting down their private prayer, and arresting the peaceful group of foreign workers for merely practicing their faith, has learned.

The mixed group of men and women was seized in a private residence in the city of Dammam, the capital of the wealthy oil province in Eastern Arabia, and Saudi authorities charged three Christian leaders with seeking to convert Muslims to Christianity. The latest crackdown on Christianity in the ultra-fundamental Islamic country comes on the heels of a brutal 2011/2012 incarceration and torture of 36 Ethiopian Christians, and drew a sharp rebuke from a U.S. lawmaker.

"Nations that wish to be a part of the responsible nations of the world must see the protection of religious freedom and the principles of reason as an essential part of the duty of the state," Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., who sits on the Caucus on Religious Minorities in the Middle East, told

During Advent in 2011, Saudi authorities stormed a prayer meeting at the private home of one of the Ethiopian workers in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. The Saudi mutawa imprisoned 29 women and six men for more than seven months in barbaric prison conditions, where the men faced severe beatings and the women were subjected to sexually intrusive torture methods. After Christian organizations and human rights groups, as well as the United States government, complained, the Saudis deported the 35 Christian Ethiopian workers in August 2012.

Last March, Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah Al al-Sheikh, the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, declared it is “necessary to destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula.” (Continue Reading.)


taomeano said...

Saudi Arabia is stuck in the 7th century with its barbarism and religious intolerance.

apran said...

I don't see anything on the regulation preventing the Indonesian authority does the same to the non muslims who pray together inside a house. The Christians need a permit to have a church building, which may not be obtained forever. And the Islamists have been attacking buildings without church permit without any real action against the Islamists.

So, maybe one day the authority will storm into an ordinary house where people are gathering together for any thing related to religious activities, saying that the house has no permit to be used as a place for religious activities.

Of course they never do the same to the muslims, as the regulation only applies to the non muslims, eventhough it doesn't say so.

Seems the same tactic is used in any Islamic country.