Do you know why there are no Churches or Synagogues in Saudi Arabia?

Well, the Saudi Ambassador states the reasons:

As King Abdullah has said, and I think on American television, he said that we're pretty much like the Vatican. And one cannot imagine Muslims building a mosque inside the Vatican. Or Jews building a synagogue inside the Vatican. When the practice of religion is concerned, the regulation is that people can practice their religion in their homes any way they like. Without any hindrance. And that is the regulation in the kingdom.

[mode ironic on]Well, let oblige all the Muslims in our countries to go to their houses to pray there. let's create a "moral police" hat can enter their homes at any time to see if they are preacing to non-Muslims, if they are beating their wifes or preparing a terrorist attack. Just in case.[mode ironi off]

Read the comments the readers have made: they are worth it.



Filed under Dhimmies and Dhimmitude, intolerance, Islamofascism, Saudi Arabia

9 responses to “Do you know why there are no Churches or Synagogues in Saudi Arabia?

  1. Nice site. Thank to work…

  2. Jihad Jenny

    Now that I know that worked, here are statistics I found on the web:

    Saudi Arabia comprises 2,240,000 square kilometers.
    Israel comprises 21,671 square kilometers.
    Rome comprises 0.17 square kilometers

    There are -0- churches, synagogues, “other” houses of worship in Saudi.
    I wasn’t able to obtain a figure for number of mosques in Israel, but there are many.
    There are no mosques in Vatican City. (-0-)
    There are, however, in Italy, over 610 at last count.

    Silly comparison? Also, did you know that religious statues of any kind are not allowed through Customs into Saudi Arabia?

  3. Angus

    How backward an organisation can you get they must embrace faiths of every religion ,or none (as I have) ,or face an ill educated fundamentalist society ,imagine going to school in a society that only teaches language but no math ,we could all speak to each other but could not communicate any numeric quantities hundreds of things we appreciate as a result would no longer be possible ,lludicrous ,knowledge and freedom of info is power, and necessary especially to understand each other better

  4. Jihad Jenny

    Funny how when one sect bombs and brutalizes another sect in Iraq, there is no outcry in the media from Islamists to condemn such slaughter. Their innocents are murdered and mutilated each by the other. They only unite to turn on the “kuffar” (the outsider) for real or imagined slights. We are not the same species.

  5. Muslim

    As a Muslim I agree with the comments here. Our people are hypocrites, period.

  6. Jihad Jenny

    Muslim, in response to your comment, I wish to ask you this:

    Are you afraid to speak up publicly and denounce hipocracy from among your co-religionists? Do you fear for your safety and that of your family?

    Or, do you risk speaking out publicly. Is an anonymous blog the best place to comment?

    If I were a member of a mosque, I might be afraid of retaliation were I to go public with my feelings. Yet, I speak my mind in my Catholic church. Other parishioneers sometimes disagree with me, but we are not afraid to argue.

    I’m just feeling sort of sympathetic, hope you don’t mind.

  7. adil

    jenny ur point isnt valid at all… The whole of saudi arabia is sacred to us like the whole of vatican is to you.. if something like lets say a cup is sacred to u(given to u by ur father) n u breaking it and giving a piece to some1 else wud be foolish coz ur losing the value of sacredness of it by breaking it into pieces… second of all christian missionaries are freaking annonying.. they knock on every1s door trying to convert them and u know it 2…so i mean they are alot more reasons to it than just customs and thirdly we dont draw paintings of God or prophets coz thats just disrespecting them.. how do u know wat jesus looked like?? did u have a camera back than?? i dont know…

  8. Jihad Jenny

    Thank you for your comments adil.

    Interesting fact: The whole of Saudi Arabia is sacred to Muslims. I didn’t realize that.

    Is the whole of the Vatican sacred to Catholics? I do not know that it is. It is not closed off to the faithful of other denominations, unlike the Muslim mosques. It is not forbidden for visitors to display signs of other religions when they visit, such as jewelry, unlike in Saudi Arabia. It is not forbidden to carry a Koran when visiting, unlike the Arab laws forbidding non-Muslims to bring in their bibles when they visit.

    In other words, there is a double standard.

    Please comment on the comparitive sizes of the Vatican to the size of Saudi Arabia. The Vatican is, I think, about the size of a freckle on a man’s body (the Saudi Kingdom.)

    I do understand your comparison of a gift from my father. I would not wish to break pieces off of it and shaer with others. Do you compare Arabia with a gift from Allah? What a lovely image it brings to mind.

    Life and a country as a gift from God, our creator. I love that idea.

    We in the U.S.A. accept immigrants from all over the world. All are welcome to gather and worship God in their own way. We tolerate each other’s faiths and socialize with each other. We work in businesses in peace, mostly. We visit each other’s houses of worship with respect.

    I do not believe we have “given away” our gift by assimilating people of different faiths. Arab students and guest workers and naturalized citizens contribute greatly to our nation.

    Why is such not possible in Arabia?

    Thank you for your response. I look forward to talking with you here.

    P.S. Christian missionaries visit my house – I agree, they can be annoying. I invite them in to have tea and chat. So far, none have interested me in their particular religions. I am strong in my own faith.

    PPS: Religious art, nobody knows what Jesus looked like. Could be he looked like you do, adil! (He definitely did not look like me, I am a woman.) In most faiths, it is not disrespect to try to show how prophets or saints or even God look – it is just us, trying to approach the Divine.

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