Remember last year when the whole world had it’s collective balls in an uproar over an American minister who was going to publicly burn a Koran? The White House got involved and tried to shame him into not doing it, and sent out a preemptive apology. Well, where is everyone and their condemnation of the Saudi mufti who, the other day called for the destruction of all of the churches on the peninsula, as reported by the Washington Times this morning;
On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The ruling came in response to a query from a Kuwaiti delegation over proposed legislation to prevent construction of churches in the emirate. The mufti based his decision on a story that on his deathbed, Muhammad declared, “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.”
It seems to me that every “liberal” in the world would be shouting to the Heavens that this kind of rhetoric shoudlnt be tolerated.
This is not a small-time radical imam trying to stir up his followers with fiery hate speech. This was a considered, deliberate and specific ruling from one of the most important leaders in the Muslim world. It does not just create a religious obligation for those over whom the mufti has direct authority; it is also a signal to others in the Muslim world that destroying churches is not only permitted but mandatory.
So where is our own White House on this? Not a peep. So when churches and synagogues start going up in flames, I expect they’ll be issuing apologies for offending Muslims sensibilities for erecting the houses of worship for the infidels.