Sunday, February 12, 2006

Saudi Cleric Demands Trial Over Drawings

Forbes reports Saudi Arabia's top cleric called on the world's Muslims to reject apologies for the "slanderous" caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed and demanded the authors and publishers of the cartoons be tried and punished, Saudi newspapers reported Saturday.
To provide an illustration of what these trials should consist of, why doesn't Saudia Arabia begin holding trials for cartoonists whose cartoons mocking Jews appear almost daily in Saudia Arabia newspapers. Then to show how Saudia Arabia respects all religions, they should stop taking Bibles away from Christians, and allow Jews and Christians to practice their religions with no interference from the government, and in fact with government protection. After all, Surat al-Baqara, 136 (Qur'an 2:136) says Say ye: "We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them:

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