Al-Bawaba reports: 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 host and the two Muslims were said to be “severely intoxicated.” …
The kingdom, which only recognizes Islamic faith and practice, has in the past banned public Christmas celebrations, but is ambiguous about festivities staged in private quarters….
December 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Did not the Supreme Sovereign Being save Hagar and her son, Ishmael? Of course. God loves man. Atheism disguised as Islam is driving all love and worship of the Supreme Sovereign Being from the hearts of mankind and imposing death and fear. Jesus Christ spent His whole life on earth worshipping the Supreme Sovereign Being, the God of Hagar and Ishmael, instructing mankind in the way of love, perfect worship. Can atheism drive the worship of the Supreme Sovereign Being from the hearts of mankind? Only if the human being’s immortal soul is denied to him.
December 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Islam is not atheist. Rather, it denies the relevance of goodness and reason—it denies that God is either good or rational—because to do so implies that there are things God can't do, which, in their view, is blasphemous. Basically, their God is pure power, pure will—hence why they so often come to the same moral conclusions as Marxism, which also reduces morality to a power-relationship.