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« on: November 13, 2008, 12:09:20 PM »

This might get moved to the political forum, given my ideas on the matter, but:


There is right now a UN conference of freedom of religion, which is identified as being sponsered by the Saudis.  As there is NO freedom of religion, even if you are a devout Muslim, I wonder what that's all about.

Pres. Bush just gave a speech in which he mentioned the US sponsoring freedom of religion in Kosovo (and the Serbian, and ALBANIAN Christians?), Afghanistan (remember Abdurrahman a few years back?), and Iraq (who's murdering the Assyrian, Chaldean and other Christians?).

Is it freedom of religion for everyone except Christians? 

Any thoughts?

My thoughts expressed by a cooler head:
The Saudis' dubious interfaith agenda at the UN
The country's lack of religious freedom betrays its lofty rhetoric. The real aim of its 'dialogue' is to promote a global blasphemy law.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1113/p09s02-coop.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:26:34 PM »

This might get moved to the political forum, given my ideas on the matter, but:


There is right now a UN conference of freedom of religion, which is identified as being sponsered by the Saudis.  As there is NO freedom of religion, even if you are a devout Muslim, I wonder what that's all about.

Pres. Bush just gave a speech in which he mentioned the US sponsoring freedom of religion in Kosovo (and the Serbian, and ALBANIAN Christians?), Afghanistan (remember Abdurrahman a few years back?), and Iraq (who's murdering the Assyrian, Chaldean and other Christians?).

Is it freedom of religion for everyone except Christians? 

Any thoughts?

My thoughts expressed by a cooler head:
The Saudis' dubious interfaith agenda at the UN
The country's lack of religious freedom betrays its lofty rhetoric. The real aim of its 'dialogue' is to promote a global blasphemy law.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1113/p09s02-coop.html
Back when I was practicing Muslim, I was taken aback at just how much money the Sa'udi gov't spends on da'wah- proselytizing/propagating their brand of Islam.  It's truly staggering.

As for the OP, I'll believe them when they open up Mecca for everyone.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 12:36:19 PM »

It would be a start to let American chaplains to wear crosses.

I was just looking a little on the linked threads, and it made me think of something not on topic but relevant: al-Jazirah TV broadcasts Arab Christians.  I've seen them interview Arab Christians at Churches in Paris and elsewhere.  It is one of the few accesses to Christianity available in Saudi Arabia.
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