Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Top Muslim Cleric Gives Order; "Destroy All Churches on Arabian Peninsula"

Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric has called for the destruction of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula, after legislators in Kuwait moved to pass laws banning the construction of religious sites associated with Christianity, the Catholic News website reports today (March 19, 2015).

Speaking to a delegation in Kuwait on March 17, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah -- who serves as the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia -- said the destruction of churches was absolutely necessary and is required by Islamic law.

Abdullah is considered to be the highest official of religious law in the Sunni Muslim kingdom.

He also serves as the head of the Supreme Council of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing of Fatwas (authoritative rulings on Islamic matters).

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