Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for ‘Destruction of All Churches in Region’

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a CBN News contributor. He is the author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). 


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According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.”

The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti parliament member recently called for the “removal” of churches (he later “clarified” by saying he merely meant that no churches should be built in Kuwait), and the delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches.

Accordingly, the Grand Mufti “stressed that Kuwait was a part of the Arabian Peninsula, and therefore it is necessary to destroy all churches in it.”

As with many grand muftis before him, the Sheikh based his proclamation on the famous tradition, or hadith, wherein the prophet of Islam declared on his deathbed that “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula,” which has always been interpreted to mean that only Islam can be practiced in the region.

While the facts of this account speak for themselves, consider further:

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah is not just some random Muslim hating on churches. He is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.

Considering the hysteria that besets the West whenever non-authoritative individuals offend Islam—for instance, a fringe, unknown pastor—imagine what would happen if a Christian counterpart to the Grand Mufti, say the Pope, were to declare that all mosques in Italy must be destroyed; imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of “intolerance” and “bigot,” demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive politicians, and worse.

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  • kafir4life

    Can we get rid of the terrorist breeding grounds, aka musks, in the USA? There's a pulled pork chain that's been looking at using islamic symbols in their logo and marketing, and are willing to purchase many of the musks to use their already installed pulled pork logos. On the menu will be such items as:
    The Prophet – a whopping 8 oz of spiced pulled pork on a lovely pita, a side of beans and coleslaw, and apple juice to signify PBUH, or piss be upon him.
    Aisha – a smaller version of "the prophet", but served on a pre-pubescent bun
    The Caliphate – The "garbage" plate of islam.
    Napkins will contain verses from the terror guide, the koran.

    It's a work on progress, and expected to be a finaincial winner!!

    • StephenD

      While visiting the Boston area I went into an old haunt of mine from the past. A simple little diner. Only now it is taken over by…Muslims. On the menu is "The Crazy Christian" I had to leave immediately. Imagine doing this in a non-Muslim place. Have on your menu The Mad Mo Shake or the napkins folded like desert tents. Free Hijabs for women to use. A foot bath fountain for their drinking pleasure. LOL

    • big DULE

      you are a racist pig and for your info Jesus never made pork lawful for you>>>it was the roman julian calender learn you bible he used them to drive out demons from a town(pigs) and you want to eat them???

  • vlondo

    The "fringe, unknown pastor" the author refers to is Dr Terry Jones. Dr Jones is a braver man than most and l salute him. And he has every right to burn that filthy book. Many people argue Dr Jones is responsible for the violent reactions of the muslims, but no sane person would react to the burning of a religious text the way these moon worshippers react.
    The way these people behave when their book is condemned and burnt is further proof that there is something very wrong with their "religion".

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I had time to view part of a documentary on the murder of a Christian pastor in Iran and how his Church
    dealt with the authorities that had the body which was badly abused. Of course the Iranian government
    denied knowing what happened to him when the family reported him missing and dragged out the
    time before showing the son a picture of his dead father after making him look through a log book
    of corpses and then saying we have just one more to be looked at, yes his fathers corpse which
    showed the multiple stab wounds and disfigurement. Islam and Iran are evil and more and more
    Christians are being murdered with government complicity. The Muillahs should be stopped by
    making being a Mullah or Grand Muffin the most dangerous occupation in the World. When it comes
    to them or us the choices are simple………………they go we stay………………….William

  • Dispozadaburka

    Obama's Muslim Day of Prayer held on the Mall in Wash. DC in September 2009 was actually an act of
    "surrender." to Islam.
    You can't withdraw your troops "with honor" as he describes his foreign policy, unless
    you submit to Islam.
    Noticed how he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia?
    Notice how he apologizes to Karzai about the Koran burnings?
    Notice that he wants to push this Obamacare (Muslims will be exempt from paying into it) (dhimmi tax)
    Islam, Pure Luciferian Doctrine.
    Christians know Mohammed as the g-d BA AL.

    • Whatsinaname

      Black Americans still support Obama well over 90%. That includes black Christians. They still get angry and cry racism anytime he is criticized.

      • A Man Named William

        Most Blacks support Obama? You aren’t talking with the right Black people. Why should I support a man that led an air campaign over Libya that caused the genocidal deaths of Black people by racist Arab Libyans who sought ethnic cleasing against Black people? Go research this for yourselves…… Go to your favorite search engine and put in “Fascist Libya” or “Racist Transitional National Council in Libya”. The reason Blacks are not outraged is, BECAUSE THERE WAS A DELIBERATE ORCHESTRATED NEWS MEDIA BLACK OUT IN AMERICA REGARDING THESE CRIMES. Obama allowed another race to kill Black people, and all Blacks support him?????? When one Black person is killed by another racial group go ask George Zimmerman how they feel about it. There are educated Black people who see through the smoke screen. I’m NOT necessairly referring to a College education. I mean people should get off their a*s, and research something for their selves WITH A FAIR & OPEN MIND, AND NOT BEING SWAYED BY ANY REGULAR PROGRAMMING NEWS MEDIA PROPAGANDA NONSENSE. By regular programming I simply mean channels 2,4,7 etc., where you will NOT be allowed to get the whole story.

  • maturin20

    I grew up reading the Arabian Nights. One thing I learned from the bedtime stories was that they were from a long time ago and far away. When a "Grand Mufti" on the other side of the world proclaims something, it has the same weight as B'rer Rabbit, or the King of Siam, or Paul Bunyan said it. In other words, it is fiction.

    • Stephen_Brady

      Unless you happen to be a Christian living in those lands. There, his pronouncement is a matter of life or death.

      By the way, the Arabian Nights was a very efficient tool for making us think that those Muslims … over there … were merely picturesque inhabitants of a far-off land. We didn't know that they had it within them to attack the United States of America, did we?

      Do you know it, now?

      • maturin20

        If the facts are correct, we did know that they had it within them to attack Larry Silverstein and Goldman Sachs, and we did let them pull it off. After all, we did know that they tried it in 1993. And we know that they moved on to Oklahoma in 1995. And there was apparently a bunch of Israeli intelligence that it was going to happen. And George Tenet was fired for saying that he gave the data to Condoleezza Rice before it happened. Sure. Any country can attack any other country. The US attacks other countries all the time. Did they really attack us, though, or did they only attack some of us? It seems like they concentrated their efforts on a bunch of banks who later turned around and ripped off the whole country. Did they attack "us" or did they attack a skyscraper full of hedge fund operators? If Israel attacks Iran, will they be attacking an "us" or only attacking a nuclear power plant?

        On the matter of Christians living abroad? I am not too worried about them. If their religious belief is the main point of contention, then perhaps as people smarten up and abandon religion in favor of science, these incidents will diminish as well.

        • Stephen_Brady

          I said nothing in the deleted post to require deletion ..

        • ObamaYoMoma

          You are a bona fide and certified Schizo dude. Somebody let you out of your restraints.

          • maturin20

            Look who's talking. You can't even stand by your own blog.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Perhaps when you can get the muslims to give up their religion that demands violence then peace can happen.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Except for the fact moonbat that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, is hardly just a nobody, instead “he is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.” Not to mention that the Saudis also owned and operate approximately 80 percent of all the mosques in the world, which includes 80 percent of the mosque in the USA. Yet, like an unhinged mentally deficient loon, you simply dismiss his Fatwa as fiction?

      Imagine if the Pope suddenly up and called for the destruction of all mosques on the Italian Peninsular the massive upheaval around the world that would be unleashed, as Muslims worldwide would inevitably take to the streets in mass riots and hundreds of innocent non-Muslim unbelievers around the world would be murdered in cold blood by protesting Muslims for weeks on end. Also, "imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of "intolerance" and "bigot," demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive [leftwing PC] politicians, and worse."

      It is easy to see why you unhinged self-hating leftwing loons are all so mentally incompetent, when faced with irrefutable truth you can't possibly refute, your reaction is to simply dismiss it as if it is fiction. In other words, your reaction is to delude yourself right before our own eyes.

      Leftism is a mental disease. I'm convinced of it. In fact, your reaction has convinced me of it.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Except for the fact moonbat that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, is hardly just a nobody, instead “he is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.” Not to mention that the Saudis also own and operate approximately 80 percent of all the mosques in the world, which includes 80 percent of the mosque in the USA. Yet, like an unhinged mentally deficient loon, you simply dismiss his Fatwa as fiction?

      Imagine if the Pope suddenly up and called for the destruction of all mosques on the Italian Peninsular the massive upheaval around the world that would be unleashed, as Muslims worldwide would inevitably take to the streets in mass riots and hundreds of innocent non-Muslim unbelievers around the world would be murdered in cold blood by protesting Muslims for weeks on end. Also, "imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of "intolerance" and "bigot," demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive [leftwing PC] politicians, and worse."

      It is easy to see why you unhinged self-hating leftwing loons are all so mentally incompetent, when faced with irrefutable truth you can't possibly refute, your reaction is to simply dismiss it as if it is fiction. In other words, your reaction is to delude yourself right before our own eyes.

      Leftism is a mental disease. I'm convinced of it. In fact, your reaction has convinced me of it.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Except for the fact moonbat that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, is hardly just a nobody, instead “he is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.” Not to mention that the Saudis also own and operate approximately 80 percent of all the mosques in the world, which includes 80 percent of the mosques in the USA. Yet, like an unhinged mentally deficient loon, you simply dismiss his Fatwa as fiction?

      Imagine if the Pope suddenly up and called for the destruction of all mosques on the Italian Peninsular the massive upheaval around the world that would be unleashed, as Muslims worldwide would inevitably take to the streets in mass riots and hundreds of innocent non-Muslim unbelievers around the world would be murdered in cold blood by protesting Muslims for weeks on end. Also, "imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of "intolerance" and "bigot," demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive [leftwing PC] politicians, and worse."

      It is easy to see why you unhinged self-hating leftwing loons are all so mentally incompetent, when faced with irrefutable truth you can't possibly refute, your reaction is to simply dismiss it as if it is fiction. In other words, your reaction is to delude yourself right before our own eyes.

      Leftism is a mental disease. I'm convinced of it. In fact, your reaction has convinced me of it.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I grew up reading the Arabian Nights. One thing I learned from the bedtime stories was that they were from a long time ago and far away. When a "Grand Mufti" on the other side of the world proclaims something, it has the same weight as B'rer Rabbit, or the King of Siam, or Paul Bunyan said it. In other words, it is fiction. >/i?

      Except for the fact moonbat that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, is hardly just a nobody, instead “he is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.” Not to mention that the Saudis also own and operate approximately 80 percent of all the mosques in the world, which includes 80 percent of the mosques in the USA. Yet, like an unhinged mentally deficient loon, you simply dismiss his Fatwa as fiction?

      Imagine if the Pope suddenly up and called for the destruction of all mosques on the Italian Peninsular the massive upheaval around the world that would be unleashed, as Muslims worldwide would inevitably take to the streets in mass riots and hundreds of innocent non-Muslim unbelievers around the world would be murdered in cold blood by protesting Muslims for weeks on end. Also, "imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of "intolerance" and "bigot," demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive [leftwing PC] politicians, and worse."

      It is easy to see why you unhinged self-hating leftwing loons are all so mentally incompetent, when faced with irrefutable truth you can't possibly refute, your reaction is to simply dismiss it as if it is fiction. In other words, your reaction is to delude yourself right before our own eyes.

      Leftism is a mental disease. I'm convinced of it. In fact, your reaction has convinced me of it.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I grew up reading the Arabian Nights. One thing I learned from the bedtime stories was that they were from a long time ago and far away. When a "Grand Mufti" on the other side of the world proclaims something, it has the same weight as B'rer Rabbit, or the King of Siam, or Paul Bunyan said it. In other words, it is fiction.

      Except for the fact moonbat that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, is hardly just a nobody, instead “he is the Grand Mufti of the nation that brought Islam to the world. Moreover, he is the President of the Supreme Council of Ulema [Islamic scholars] and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas. Accordingly, when it comes to what Islam teaches, his words are immensely authoritative.” Not to mention that the Saudis also own and operate approximately 80 percent of all the mosques in the world, which includes 80 percent of the mosques in the USA. Yet, like an unhinged mentally deficient loon, you simply dismiss his Fatwa as fiction?

      Imagine if the Pope suddenly up and called for the destruction of all mosques on the Italian Peninsular the massive upheaval around the world that would be unleashed, as Muslims worldwide would inevitably take to the streets in mass riots and hundreds of innocent non-Muslim unbelievers around the world would be murdered in cold blood by protesting Muslims for weeks on end. Also, "imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of "intolerance" and "bigot," demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive [leftwing PC] politicians, and worse."

      It is easy to see why you unhinged self-hating leftwing loons are all so mentally incompetent, when faced with irrefutable truth you can't possibly refute, your reaction is to simply dismiss it as if it is fiction. In other words, your reaction is to delude yourself right before our own eyes.

      Leftism is a mental disease. I'm convinced of it. In fact, your reaction has convinced me of it.

      • maturin20

        The definition of chutzpah has to be a blogger issuing fatwas against a Mufti. Second definition has to be a welfare queen of foreign aid calling a libertarian a leftist.

  • Stephen_Brady

    The US attacks countries all the time? It's the curse of power. You didn't know that? If we give up that power, someone else will fill the vacuum.

    The people who work in banks and for hedge funds aren't people? You have no sympathy for their fate? You woult rather see them die? That's what I took from the first paragraph of your post, above.

    As for your second paragraph, I enocunter that position frequently, since I deal with atheists on a regular basis. People don't "smarten up" when they abandon faith (which you mistakenly refer to as "religion"). They lose half of what is necessary to be a truly intellectual person. What you are left with is science, which brings no answers … only more questions.

    • maturin20

      Sure. I'd rather see our own bankers die than give them the whole GDP for several years to offset the damages of their cartel monopoly. Do they think I am human when I need fuel, food, and shelter, but they ruined the gas, grain, and mortgage markets? Sure. I'd rather see them die than see them feed off the whole national revenue.

      To each his own on the matter of faith. Really. And to each his own pace.

  • UCSPanther

    For those so-called antisemitic "Christian" groups (See: The freaks who run the Islamic/christian hate group "The Crescent and the Cross"), this should be food for thought as to the costs of allying against the Jewish people.

    To see what fate has in store for those collaborators, one only needs to look at Egypt, and in that case, some groups of Coptic Christians foolishly sided with the Islamists against the Jewish people, and they are paying for it.

  • Amused

    We should than the good mufti for illuminating , what islam is all about , and what ANY nation dominated by islam will do . A true image of the so called religion of peace , islamic "tolerance " at its best .

  • maturin20

    I am proud to be counted amongst the "kooks" who believe America is is America and not America+Israel. Yes. I am a proud "kook" who doesn't need to fly to Israel with Breitbart and kiss the ring of Netanyahu. A proud "kook" who doesn't support the ballot box stealing, numbers manipulation, and precinct exclusion of the Neoconservative party. A proud "kook" who doesn't like forking the GDP over to Goldman Sachs. One of those "crazy people" that doesn't think we need to attack Iran so that Israel can stretch from Mesopotamia to Norway. Silly me.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Like I said, you are an unhinged kook and you are proud of it.

      • maturin20

        Yes. Unlike those hinged sane people who want to give all our money to Israel and assassinate the President.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Seek help for your severe issues with delusions you kook before it is too late.

          • maturin20

            That's funny coming from someone whom even Little Green Footballs called "the Internet's Dumbest Wingnut."

  • reader

    "In the parts of the Islamic world where being a Christian is bad, being an atheist scientist will get you killed just the same."

    "Atheist scientists" don't get killed by Christians or Jews. So, if you consider yourself an "atheist scientist", you should have the same beef, and, if you don't, it's your problem. Of course, you're not a scientist, if this message board is any indication.

  • kentatwater

    That was domestic terrorist and Christian veteran Timothy McVeigh.

    McVeigh wasn't a Christian.
    http://townhall.com/columnists/maggiegallagher/20

    George was given the Medal of Freedom after he did what he was told.

    Meaningless fluff. Please share with us how you are privy to all this high-level intrigue. What was he told, exactly, and how did that enter in the calculus leading to his receiving the Medal of Freedom?

    They were a triumph of building and a symbol to the world not just the US.

    Oh please. They also hit the Pentagon, and intended to hit the Capitol, as well. The Great Satan was the target.

    They will be hard pressed to destroy their nuclear "program" with an airstrike…there will be retaliation and we will be drawn into a war with Iran. Then we will have to kill a lot of innocent people and further scar the region with religious and ethnic tension.

    Yeah, and I suppose that is the worst of all alternatives. It could have been ended sooner, but even W was weak-kneed about it. Iran's stated goal is to wipe Israel off the map. It's suicidal to not believe them.

  • maturin20

    You write this stuff, like I haven't read "Others Unknown" or like I have some great plans to move to the Middle East and start an atheist lemonade stand. Where do you get these crazy ideas?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    He probably runs the religious police.

    Why would you downplay his influence?

  • kentatwater

    Because the enemy of its enemy is its friend.