Report: Saudis spread hate through U.S. mosques - Propaganda against Jews, Christians ´mainstreamed within our borders´ (WND-WORLD NET DAILY) 01/29/05 1:00 a.m. Eastern)
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The government of Saudi Arabia is disseminating propaganda through
American mosques that teaches hatred of Jews and Christians and
instructs Muslims that they are on a mission behind enemy lines in a
land of unbelievers, according to a year-long study by a Washington
human-rights group. Various Saudi government publications gathered for the study,
most of which are in Arabic, assert it is a religious obligation for
Muslims to hate Christians and Jews and warn against imitating,
befriending, or helping them in any way or taking part in their
festivities and celebrations;
The 89-page report by Freedom House´s Center for Religious
Freedom, "Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques,"
concludes the Saudi government propaganda examined reflects
a "totalitarian ideology of hatred that can incite to violence."
The report says the fact it is "being mainstreamed within our borders
through the efforts of a foreign government, namely Saudi Arabia,
demands our urgent attention."
The report asserts: "Not only does the government of Saudi Arabia not
have a right – under the First Amendment or any other legal document –
to spread hate ideology within U.S. borders, it is committing a
human-rights violation by doing so."
The Center for Religious Freedom says Saudi Arabia´s "extremist
Wahhabi ideology" is followed by a distinct minority of Sunni Muslims
worldwide, "as is evident by the millions of Muslims who have chosen
to make America their home and are upstanding, law-abiding citizens
Former CIA chief James Woolsey, chairman of the board of Freedom
House, writes in the forward that such publications that "advocate an
ideology of hatred have no place in a nation founded on religious
freedom and toleration."
Among the key findings of the report:
The documents promote contempt for the United States because it
is ruled by legislated civil law rather than by totalitarian Wahhabi-
style Islamic law. They condemn democracy as un-Islamic;
The documents stress that when Muslims are in the lands of the
unbelievers, they must behave as if on a mission behind enemy lines.
Either they are there to acquire new knowledge and make money to be
later employed in the jihad against the infidels, or they are there
to proselytize the infidels until at least some convert to Islam.
Any other reason for lingering among the unbelievers in their lands
is illegitimate, and unless a Muslim leaves as quickly as possible,
he or she is not a true Muslim and so too must be condemned. For
example, a document in the collection for the "Immigrant Muslim"
bears the words "Greetings from the Cultural Attache in Washington,
D.C." of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, and is published by the
government of Saudi Arabia.
In an authoritative religious voice, it gives detailed instructions
on how to "hate" the Christian and Jew: Never greet them first. Never
congratulate the infidel on his holiday. Never imitate the infidel.
Do not become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Do not wear
a graduation gown because this imitates the infidel;
Other Muslims, especially those who advocate tolerance, are
condemned as infidels. The opening fatwa in one Saudi embassy-
distributed book, published by the Saudi Air Force, responds to a
question about a Muslim preacher in a European mosque who taught that
it is not right to condemn Jews and Christians as infidels. The Saudi
state cleric´s reply rebukes the Muslim cleric: "He who casts doubts
about their infidelity leaves no doubt about his." Since, under Saudi
law, "apostates´ from Islam can be sentenced to death, this is an
implied death threat against the tolerant Muslim imam, as well as an
incitement to vigilante violence;
Sufi and Shiite Muslims are viciously condemned;
For a Muslim who fails to uphold the Saudi Wahhabi sect´s sexual
mores [i.e. through homosexual activity or heterosexual activity
outside of marriage], the edicts published by the Saudi government´s
Ministry of Islamic Affairs and found in American mosques advise "it
would be lawful for Muslims to spill his blood and to take his
Regarding those who convert out of Islam, the Saudi Ministry of
Islamic Affairs explicitly asserts, they "should be killed";
Saudi textbooks and other publications in the collection,
propagate a Nazi-like hatred for Jews, treat the forged Protocols of
the Elders of Zion as historical fact, and avow that the Muslim´s
duty is to eliminate the state of Israel;
Regarding women, the Saudi publications instruct that they should
be veiled, segregated from men and barred from certain employment and
The report states: "While the government of Saudi Arabia claims to
be ´updating´ or reforming its textbooks and study materials within
the kingdom, its publications propagating an ideology of hatred
remain plentiful in some prominent American mosques and Islamic
centers, and continue to be a principal resource available to
students of Islam within the United States."
The Center for Religious Freedom said the research, translation and
principle analysis of the materials for the report were carried out
by both Muslims and non-Muslims who wish to remain anonymous for
reasons of security. (© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com, Inc. 01/29/05)
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