Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Christianity Officially Illegal in Saudi Arabia

... you can even lose your head for practicing your Christian faith.

The kingdom adheres to the strict Wahhabi interpretation of the most conservative school of Sunni Islam, which considers any form of celebration — birthdays, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and even most Muslim feasts — to be "religious innovations" that Islam does not sanction. Only the Muslim feasts of al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and al-Adha, which concludes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, are permitted.

Saudi Arabia has stated publicly that its policy is to protect the right of non-Muslims to worship privately. However, Crown Prince Sultan has stressed that the kingdom would never allow churches to be built.

Our great allies the Saudi's practicing hatred, and President Bush, Mr. Evangelical Christian President, embraces them as brothers. For the article click here.

(Hat Tip: Catholic Report & New Oxford Review)


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