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Old 03-15-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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We need a call for the destruction of Islam as practiced by these anachronistic fanatics and benighted so-called leaders.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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While there are very many Christians in Kuwait all except for about 200 are foreign temporary workers. As best as I can tell there is one building actually built as a church, that being the Roman Catholic Cathedral in the capital city of Al-Kuwait. the other churches are rented apartments or houses that people gather in.

Christianity in Kuwait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The second paragraph in the link is interesting.

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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.
That seems to be what the Mufti was intending to infer, as there are virtually no churches in Kuwait, or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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While there are very many Christians in Kuwait all except for about 200 are foreign temporary workers. As best as I can tell there is one building actually built as a church, that being the Roman Catholic Cathedral in the capital city of Al-Kuwait. the other churches are rented apartments or houses that people gather in.
Christianity in Kuwait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second paragraph in the link is interesting.
That seems to be what the Mufti was intending to infer, as there are virtually no churches in Kuwait, or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula.
More apologetics for this peaceful, tolerant religion of yours, Wood??? What an evil, intolerant, cultural anachronism!
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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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.”

His goal is very clear. Those Muslims must be very insecure and intolerant if the idea of having a little church gets them all bent out of shape.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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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.”

His goal is very clear. Those Muslims must be very insecure and intolerant if the idea of having a little church gets them all bent out of shape.
The Statement is a bit odd as there are no Churches on the Arabian Peninsula except for the Cathedral in al-Kuwait. there are no churches to be destroyed.

To me the wording makes as much sense as saying all the Hindu Temples in Iceland need to be destroyed. There are none

There is another thing overlooked. Any building on the Arabian peninsula is on privately owned property. There is no citizen owned land, it all belongs to the controlling Monarchy of each Arabian Peninsula Nation. to build a church in Kuwait you will have to build it on the Kings land. We may disagree, but it seems the owner of a piece of land has the right to say what will be built on it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Any religion is only as peaceful or as tolerant as the person practicing it. When comparing Abrahamic religions, none has a moral high ground to be called peaceful or tolerant. The history of all of them is soaked in blood at one point of another.

Islam is no better and no worse than Judaism or Christianity. What we have here are societal, cultural, political and ethnic issues coming up as religious ones.

But in the end, Islam is no more inherently violent than any other Abrahamic religion. Why? They are all violent and intolerant.

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Yes there was one. Grand Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini of Jerusalem did side with Hitler. While he got a lot of attention and publicity the majority of Muslims sides with the Allied Nations.

He is remembered, yet these are forgotten:

Chez Chiara: Remembrance Day: Muslim Soldiers in Western Cemeteries

The American Muslim (TAM)

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Old 03-16-2012, 05:46 AM
 
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The religions that evolved concurrently with political movements are going to be in a tough spot, because there isn't a separation of religion and state, so changes and movements in the religion are going to affect the state (which now is all kinds of people and very different lives and structures than back in the beginning days. This isn't only true for Islam, which was an organizing entity for tribal groups way back. Witness the carnage in Europe for so many centuries, and the distinct resemblance between the Catholic church and the Mafia.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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The Statement is a bit odd as there are no Churches on the Arabian Peninsula except for the Cathedral in al-Kuwait. there are no churches to be destroyed.

To me the wording makes as much sense as saying all the Hindu Temples in Iceland need to be destroyed. There are none

There is another thing overlooked. Any building on the Arabian peninsula is on privately owned property. There is no citizen owned land, it all belongs to the controlling Monarchy of each Arabian Peninsula Nation. to build a church in Kuwait you will have to build it on the Kings land. We may disagree, but it seems the owner of a piece of land has the right to say what will be built on it.
There are 7 Roman Catholic churches in the United Arab Emirates (including the cathedral in Abu Dhabi), 1 in Qatar, 2 in Bahrain, 4 in Oman, 3 in Kuwait (including the cathedral in Kuwait City) and 3 in Yemen.

The Anglicans have 5 churches in the United Arab Emirates, 1 in Qatar, 1 in Bahrain, 1 in Oman (run jointly with the Reformed Church of America at various locations), 1 in Kuwait and 1 in Yemen. Other Protestant denominations often also make sure of these churches.

There are also Coptic, Indian Orthodox, other Orthodox and in recent years, Evangelical Protestant churches in the Gulf Arab countries.
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