Friday, May 25, 2007

Saudis arrest Christian for entering Mecca

Jerusalem Post reported Saudi officials have arrested a man in Mecca for being a Christian, saying that the city, which Muslims consider to be holy, is off-limits to non-Muslims.... "The Grand Mosque and the holy city are forbidden to non-Muslims," Col. Suhail Matrafi, head of the department of Expatriates Affairs in Mecca, told the Saudi daily Arab News. "The new fingerprints system is very helpful and will help us a lot to discover the identity of a lot of criminals," he said.

So being a Christian is a crime? And yet Christians are "People of the Book". I guess you have not read the Qur'an recently.
Similar restrictions apply to the Saudi city of Medina. In a section entitled, "Traveler's Information," the Web site of the Saudi Embassy in Washington states that, "Mecca and Medina hold special religious significance and only persons of the Islamic faith are allowed entry."
Are you afraid they might see something you don't want them to see?
Highway signs at the entrance to Mecca also direct non-Muslims away from the city's environs.

AllahPundit blogged Thank goodness they nabbed him before he could infect anyone with any Golden Rule cooties.


Anonymous said...

it's not a crime being a Christian. TO find the answer why non-muslims shouldn't enter MAkkah you should visit this site:
Plus it's soo easy for the west to criticize Muslims, and turn a blind eye towards their own crimes committed towards Muslims.
I guess you guys are too biased, brainwashed or perhaps too rasict to accept Muslims being part of this world.

Don Singleton said...

I did not see the answer on that page. Can you privide a particular URL?

I accept Muslims being a part of the world. What I don't accept is them coming to our part and killing us, or expecting us to change our society to please them.