Largest Muslim leader of Saudi Arabia calls for the destruction of all Christian churches
The Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, the largest religious leader of the country where Muhammad was born, declared that it is "necessary to destroy all the churches of the region."
This comment of the Muslim leader was a response to the questioning of a delegation from Kuwait, where a member of parliament recently also urged Christian churches were "removed" from the country.
The Grand Mufti stressed that Kuwait was part of the Arabian Peninsula, and so it would be necessary to destroy all Christian churches there.
"As with many muftis before him, Sheikh based his speech on the famous tradition, or hadith, the Prophet of Islam had declared on his deathbed: 'There can not be two religions in the Peninsula [Arabic]'. This has always been interpreted that only Islam can be practiced in the region, "said Raymond Ibrahim, an expert on Islamic issues.
The importance of this statement should not be underestimated, emphasizes Ibrahim: "The Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah is not a Muslim leader who hates any churches. He is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. In addition, he is the president of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Fatwas emission. When it comes to what Islam preaches, his words are immensely important. "
In the Middle East, Christians are already facing increased persecution, including death, in recent months. Especially in countries where the Islamic military factions have taken advantage of the power vacuum created by the revolutions of the "Arab Spring" as Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco, Syria and Yemen.
Coptic Christians, for example, living in Egypt for millennia are reporting higher levels of persecution of Muslims. In North Africa, Muslims vowed to eradicate Christianity in some countries, such as Nigeria. In Iraq, where Christians had some advantages over the strong government Saddam Hussein, entire Christian population fled. Iran has also held believers and closed more than usual churches.
Ibrahim also wrote in his column: "Considering the hysteria that afflicts the West whenever an individual offends Islam, for example, an unknown pastor any, imagine what would happen if a Christian equivalent of the Grand Mufti, say the Pope declared that all mosques in Italy must be destroyed, just imagine the frenzy of the Western media. Immediately all vehicles repeatedly scream "intolerance" and "Islamophobia", would demand a formal apology and would appeal to a reaction of politicians. "
The scholar believes that an unprecedented wave of persecution is about to be initiated in the region that still bears witness Israel and Iran live constantly threatening to make attacks. The result may be a conflict of global proportions. Translated and adapted from Arabian Business and WND.
I think it´s time we stop support Mosques in Europe, which seem to be consulates for terrorists.