Liberal Muslims in Austria Ask Saudi Arabia to Build Church
[An Nahar] A prominent Mohammedan group in Austria called Wednesday on Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
to allow a church to be built there, arguing that Riyadh supported mosques in Catholic countries.
"And just think: it'll give you something to set fire to when cartoons are published."
"The liberal Mohammedans hereby request the construction of a church in Saudi Arabia," the group said in a letter to Saudi ambassador Mohammed al-Salloum, asking him to pass this demand on to the "appropriate authorities" in Riyadh.
Countless diplomats, business people and workers in Saudi Arabia were Christians and unable to practise their faith, Amer Albayati, president of the Initiative of Liberal Mohammedans in Austria (ILMOe), said in the letter.
"Saudi Arabia supports the construction of many mosques and thousands of prayer rooms in Christian countries like in Europe, both financially and organizationally," the Iraq-born journalist said.
"The principle of reciprocity should also obviously allow the appearance of non-Mohammedan sacred buildings in their country," it added.
The ILMOe added it would be happy to offer ideas on how to do so, as well as financial support.
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