You all know the saying of mine, “when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.” I believe that just about sums up the issues we have in the western world in contending with Islamo-fascism — our one-way tolerance in the face of intolerance. And I for one will not surrender to intolerance, all for the agenda of PC multiculturalism. Talk about a one-way street — “infidels” and “kafirs” are not allowed in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
And as reported by the UK Daily Mail, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, “Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles. The raid was the latest incident of a broadening crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country’s hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts.”
You see, in Saudi Arabia, you cannot have a Bible – that’s just another example of Islam’s definition of coexist.
Fox News reports, “an article posted on the Arabic-language news website Akhbar 24 said the arrests came after the Kingdom’s religious police got a tip about a home-based church. The report further noted that “distorted writings of the Bible were found and musical instruments, noting their referral to the jurisdictional institutions.”
Can you just imagine if that were to happen to a mosque in America? We have ia First Amendment right to the freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof — although the Freedom from Religion Foundation and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation continue their slow assault on Christianity in them military, as we’ve reported. Here in America, Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups can openly advocate their ideology, which is antithetical to that of our Constitutional Republic — but hey, we’re multicultural and want to coexist so it’s all cool to talk bout undermining our rule of law with Sharia law.
Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told Fox News, “Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy. ‘It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. This is enforced even though there are over two million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.”
I doubt the Obama administration will do anything since it basically sat on the sidelines while a Sudanese woman married to a naturalized American was sentenced to death and held in a Sudanese prison — all for her Christian faith. Meriam Ibrahim was believed to be an apostate, a Muslim who had converted to Christianity — especially since her father was a Muslim, even though he abandoned her family, and her mother was Christian — another example of the Islamic definition of coexistence.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va, told Fox News he will press the U.S. ambassador in Riyadh and the State Department to assist the arrested Christians. “I hope our government will speak up,” said Wolf, adding that the anti-Christian raid was not surprising given that the Saudi regime “did not want our soldiers to wear crosses during the Desert Storm” operation in 1991 to stop the Iraqi invasion. A spokeswoman for Saudi Arabia’s embassy press officer, Nail Al-Jubeir, in Washington, told Fox News that “Mr. Jubeir has nothing on that [arrests of Christians].” She suggested calling the Saudi Gazette newspaper.
At such a critical time when ISIS is on the rise, what does this say about King Abdullah and Saudi Arabia?
Fox reports that Ms. Shea of the Hudson Institute says, “Such actions are especially dangerous in the current situation, where the world is seeing the rise of extreme Islamist groups in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Somalia and elsewhere. The West should demand that its strategic ally, Saudi Arabia, release the Christians at once and allow them to pray according to their own faith traditions. Otherwise, Riyadh will appear to be validating the practices of the Islamic State in northern Iraq and Syria.”
Frankly, I wouldn’t want to enjoin in a coalition with Saudi Arabia unless they reform themselves — otherwise, they are no different from ISIS and every other Islamo-fascist state supporter and terrorist organization in existence. As a matter of fact, the Saudis are worse because, they are duplicative hypocritical enablers and cannot be trusted. I would make any coalition support from the Saudis contingent upon their respect of all religions and the right to freedom and free exercise within that country.
Our Secretary of State, John Kerry, is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss building a coalition against ISIS — he should demand the release of these Christians and recognition of the Judeo-Christian faith by the Saudis. Do I think that will happen? Well, based upon the precedent of Kerry visiting Mexico and the fact that US Marine Corps SGT Andrew Tahmooressi is still being held — nah!
I have an idea for all the cultural jihadists apologists — start another hashtag campaign or send a bunch of “coexist” bumper stickers to Saudi Arabia. I’m sure that will have an impact. Religion of peace, my arse. Just a bunch of 7th century savages with 21st century funding, resources, and technology.