Friday, December 28, 2012

Saudi Gestapo busts secret Christmas worshipers

41 Christians detained by "virtue and vice" police

From alahkbar, Saudi detains dozens for "plotting to celebrate Christmas":
Saudi religious police stormed a house in the Saudi Arabian province of al-Jouf, detaining more than 41 guests for “plotting to celebrate Christmas,” a statement from the police branch released Wednesday night said.

The raid is the latest in a string of religious crackdowns against residents perceived to threaten the country's strict religious code.

The host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an Asian diplomat whose guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims... The guests were said to have been referred to the "respective authorities."

The kingdom, which only recognizes Islamic faith and practice, has in the past banned public Christmas celebrations...
Additional from Russia Today, "Yule be sorry: Saudi police foil attempt to celebrate Christmas":
The “virtue and vice” police, which enforce religious norms in the country, regularly launch crackdowns on Christians and Hindus living in Saudi Arabia.

The attitude is encouraged by religious leaders, who justify the persecutions. Saudi Arabia's head mufti Sheikh Abdel Aziz bin Abdullah had previously condemned “invitations to Christmas or wedding celebrations,” the newspaper says.


Eric Dondero said...

Cue it up... One, two, three... Gary:

"Nazis so early in the morning?"

Gary said...


But what about the Jews of saudi Arabia???? Oh, that's right. There are no Jews in Saudi Arabia because the Prophet Muhammad ordered the male Jews killed and the women and children sold into slavery.

Eric Dondero said...

Hah! Beat you to it.

Not only killed, but their heads sliced off. 600 of them. All in bending over in front of a big ditch.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Islamic law says that they must be taxed, prohibited from self-governing and proselytizing. It is those not of the Abrahamic tradition that must be forced to convert, or be killed.

The Right Guy said...

Wesley, you don't know your abrogation.