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Originally posted by Kemal
@ SoEpic: You said you would post something on facebook, showing your outrage if your country would have banned mosques. But yet you ask for Muslim opinion (and not those of Saudis)...
So, I'm challanging you. Post on facebook how the Vatican would never allow a mosque to be built in that autonomous region. How Switzerland has banned the construction of minarettes.edit on 6-4-2013 by Kemal because: (no reason given)edit on 6-4-2013 by Kemal because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ArtooDetoo
The title of this thread is wrong. I dont see what an average Muslim from Algeria or Turkey has to do with what a nutjob from Saudi Arabia is preaching. The title of your thread should really be " I Need a Saudi to make this news understandable and Acceptable".
All citizens must adhere to Islam, and conversion to another religion is punishable by death. Public Christian worship is forbidden; worshipers risk imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and torture. Evangelizing Muslims and distributing non-Islamic materials is illegal. Muslims who convert to Christianity risk honor killings and foreign Christian workers have been exposed to abuse from employers.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, created an implication with his assertion. Nettleton explains, "This was in a meeting with Kuwaiti officials who came to Saudi Arabia. They were asking this Islamic official ‘What should we do about the churches?' His statement was, ‘There should be no Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula.'"
This proclamation could affect churches in Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Nettleton observes that "in most of these countries, we're not talking about a lot of churches; we're talking about a few that are allowed to exist primarily to serve foreigners that are living in that country."
Originally posted by Zack241
reply to post by swan001
Hmm true but in your case however, it only affects the people in your country whereas these leaders in the Middle East are affecting all the Muslims in the world sadly :/
Oh how I wish there will be a leader in the near future who actually cares for the people and not for him/herself..
Originally posted by Misbah
In Shariah Synagogues and Churches are not allowed to be destroyed and built on top of it Mosques. The people must live with each other in peace and harmony. RT has probably miss-quoted the sheikh or has taken the speech totally out of context. It's not possible that a Sheikh with so much knowledge would not know for fact that it isn't allowed to destroy churches. It's impossible and must be a lie against the him. After all, Rt is pro-Russian and anti-American and I think that's gotta do with some of it. And Russia has been anti-Islam for a long time now.
The Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques occurred primarily during the life of Muhammad and continued during subsequent Islamic conquests and under historical Muslim rule. As a result, numerous Hindu temples, churches, synagogues, the Parthenon and Zoroastrian temples were converted into mosques.
The conversion of non-Islamic places of worship into mosques has abated since no major territorial acquisitions have been made by Muslim majority populations in recent times. However, some of the Greek Orthodox churches in Turkey that were left behind by expelled Greeks in 1923 were converted into mosques.
A relatively significant surge in church-mosque conversion followed the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus. Many of the Orthodox churches in Northern Cyprus have been converted, and many are still in the process of becoming mosques.
The destruction of Hindu temples in India during the Islamic conquest of India occurred from the beginning of Muslim conquest until the end the Mughal Empire throughout the Indian subcontinent.
In AD 1025, Mahmud destroyed and looted the temple, killing over 50,000 people who tried to defend it. The defenders included the 90-year-old clan leader Ghogha Rana. Mahmud personally broke the gilded lingam to pieces and took them back to his homeland and placed them in the steps leading to the newly built Jamiah Masjid, so that they would be stepped upon by those going to the mosque to pray.
The temple was demolished several times by Muslim invaders, and was reconstructed again and again by Hindu kings. After destruction of the original temple on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's orders, a mosque was built which still stands.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Islam has resisted the ideas that have corrupted (former) Christian societies. Blasphemy is still severely punishable and homosexuals can't parade around like they do in Christian societies, in the west.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
corrected ... Islam has resisted evolving and still severely punishes people who speak the truth or who worship differently (which they call blasphemy), and Islam is still severely bigoted against homosexuals and women having equal rights. There .. I corrected your statement for ya'. You're welcome.