Saudis Opens Religious Tolerance Center in Europe ...

Nov 27, 2012 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story: cnsnews.com

A new Saudi-funded, Europe-based center for interreligious dialogue will be "a good medium to spread the message of Islam," says the government-appointed imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque - a man who has stoked controversy in the past by calling Jews "monkeys and pigs" and Christians "cross worshippers" ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 27, 2012
from cnsnews:

"The opening of the KAICIID has not been without controversy in Austria, where some have questioned the appropriateness of a religious tolerance initiative being funded by a regime that prohibits churches ...

"'Freedom of religion is neither recognized nor protected under the law and is severely restricted in practice,' the State Department’s most recent report on international religious freedom noted with regard to Saudi Arabia.'The public practice of any religion other than Islam is prohibited, and there is no separation between state and religion.'

"Churches are not allowed in the kingdom, and earlier this year the senior Saudi cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, said those churches that exist in neighboring Gulf states should be destroyed.

"Sudais, the imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca who said Monday the KAICIID would be 'a good medium to spread the message of Islam,' has a history of provocative statements about followers of other faiths.

"In an April 2002 sermon he said Jews had been cursed by Allah, and called them'“monkeys and pigs.' He has also called Jews 'rats of the world' and derided Christians as 'cross worshippers' and 'those influenced by the rottenness of their ideas.'"

LOL - can't you just feel the love?

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#2 Nov 27, 2012
Is this a sick joke?

Islam is the epitome of Intolerance.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#3 Nov 27, 2012
Money buys everything and the Saudis are splashing it around.
American Girl

Berlin, CT

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from cnsnews:
"The opening of the KAICIID has not been without controversy in Austria, where some have questioned the appropriateness of a religious tolerance initiative being funded by a regime that prohibits churches ...
"'Freedom of religion is neither recognized nor protected under the law and is severely restricted in practice,' the State Department’s most recent report on international religious freedom noted with regard to Saudi Arabia.'The public practice of any religion other than Islam is prohibited, and there is no separation between state and religion.'
"Churches are not allowed in the kingdom, and earlier this year the senior Saudi cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, said those churches that exist in neighboring Gulf states should be destroyed.
"Sudais, the imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca who said Monday the KAICIID would be 'a good medium to spread the message of Islam,' has a history of provocative statements about followers of other faiths.
"In an April 2002 sermon he said Jews had been cursed by Allah, and called them'“monkeys and pigs.' He has also called Jews 'rats of the world' and derided Christians as 'cross worshippers' and 'those influenced by the rottenness of their ideas.'"
LOL - can't you just feel the love?
Classic islam at it's best
BiteMe

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Nov 27, 2012
Just warms the heart doesn't it? Kind of like the United Nations Human Rights Council.

“Alea iacta est!”

Since: Oct 06

Oh it's ON!

#6 Nov 27, 2012
The only tolerance Muslims want is tolerance for them, they're not interested in giving it back.
Timesten

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Nov 27, 2012
BiteMe wrote:
Just warms the heart doesn't it? Kind of like the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Zionist United Nations Human Rights Council, is more like it.

Since: Feb 12

Oxford, UK

#10 Nov 28, 2012
I notice that this center for relgious tolerance is not built in Saudi, they want tolerance for muslims in europe but no tolerance for any other religion in muslim countries. Perhaps if they were to open their doors to other religions then we might be more understanding where they are concerned.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

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#11 Nov 28, 2012
taffman wrote:
I notice that this center for relgious tolerance is not built in Saudi, they want tolerance for muslims in europe but no tolerance for any other religion in muslim countries. Perhaps if they were to open their doors to other religions then we might be more understanding where they are concerned.
Just like "vote buying" in corrupt democratic countries, is it possible this will lead to "convert buying" among the unhappy youth.
Is the promise of paradise wearing thin ?

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