Wednesday, May 10, 2006

End Segregation



The Stunning Intercontinental Dar Al Tawhid Hotel

For those who love to travel I would like to recommend that you visit The Dar Al Tawhid Hotel in Mecca (Saudi Arabians spell it, “Makkah”). The website for this luxurious hotel states, “The hotel is an architectural masterpiece and enjoys one of the most enviable positions in Makkah. Located in front of the Holy Mosque it has magnificent views of the Al Haram Al Sharif. All 620 luxury guest rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in an elegant and opulent style using rich fabrics and ornate furnishings.”

There is one minor detail that is not prominently displayed in their advertising. Only Muslims are allowed in the hotel and the city. The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia firmly discloses that, “Makkah and Madinah (Medina) hold special religious significance and only persons of the Islamic faith are allowed entry.”



A Modern “Jim Crow” Sign Outside of Mecca



Meanwhile in the US, activists engage in “emergency action against anti-Arab racism and war hysteria”, yet are strangely silent on issues pertaining to Islamic bigotry and violence against non-Muslims

Segregation still exists to this day, but you won’t find it in the US. The Saudi Ministry of Religious Endowments makes their position on religious tolerance clear;

“All religions other than Islam are heresy and error. Any place designated for worship other than [that of] Islam is a place of heresy and error, for it is forbidden to worship Allah in any way other than the way that Allah has prescribed in Islam.

…Thus the ‘Ulama agreed that it is forbidden to build heretical houses of worship - such as Christian churches - in a Muslim country, and that it is forbidden for there to be two directions of prayer coexisting in a Muslim country, and that there should be no symbol of unbelief, neither churches nor anything else. They agreed that it is obligatory to destroy any church or other heretical house of worship that was built after [the advent of] Islam, and it is forbidden to oppose the ruler in the matter of its destruction, and he must be obeyed.

…The Arabian Peninsula is Islam's sanctuary and its basis. It is forbidden to allow or permit unbelievers to penetrate it or to receive citizenship there or to buy property, not to speak of building churches for the worshipers of the cross. There is no place in the Arabian Peninsula for two religions, but only for one - the religion of Islam, sent by Allah through Muhammad, His Prophet and Messenger.”


According to the US Department of State;

“The country is a monarchy with a legal system based on Islamic law (Shari’a). Islam is the official religion, and the law requires that all citizens be Muslims. The Government does not provide legal protection for freedom of religion, and such protection does not exist in practice. The public practice of non-Muslim religions is prohibited. The Government recognizes the right of non-Muslims to worship in private; however, it does not always respect this right in practice and does not define this right in law.”

Not even fellow Muslims are safe, “Members of the Shi'a minority are subject to officially sanctioned political and economic discrimination”. Apostasy laws forbid Muslims to leave the Islamic faith under the penalty of death. It is dangerous to even talk about religion. Last November a Saudi teacher was sentenced to 40 months in jail and 750 lashes for discussing the Bible and praising the Jews.

The Mutawwa’in are religious policemen who enforce these oppressive laws (better known as the Committee to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice). They are funded by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and have the authority to detain Muslims and non-Muslims for up to twenty-four hours for offenses such as indecent dress and comportment. This police force is also feared by Christians who conduct religious services in the privacy of their homes. Under Saudi Arabian law this is permitted as long as it doesn’t occur in public but in practice the authorities justify shutting them down by claiming that these services have too many participants to be considered private.

If I havent dissuaded you from following through with a trip to Mecca please be careful because there are roadblocks outside the city looking for infidels. It is ironic that while the capitol of Islam is forbidden to non-believers, Saudi funding helped build a mosque in Rome. The Islamic Cultural Center of Italy is located not too far from the Great Synagogue of Rome, the city’s largest synagogue.

An apologetic CNN article explains the need for discrimination in Mecca;

“The archway at Mecca, shaped like a large book propped open, represents Islam's Holy Scripture, the Koran. From this point on, only Muslims may enter. Many religious scholars say this “discrimination” exists because Mecca was once a city where Muslims - including the prophet Mohammed - were persecuted and driven out. When Mohammed and his followers reclaimed the city, it was declared a sanctuary ... a place where every Muslim should feel safe.”

It is insulting that Leftists continually denounce the alleged bigotry of Christians against Muslims, but rarely condemn Islamic bigotry. The rare occasions that they do are almost exclusively devoted to condemning the close relations between the Saudi and American governments. However, this ignores the fact that there is considerable friction between the two due to this problem. After all, a considerable amount of the research for this post was derived from official reports that were published by the US Dept of State to chastise Saudi Arabia.

Here in America:



(Picture thanks to Zombietime). I can’t think of a single law or policy of the US government that can be interpreted as the expression of a theocracy. Despite this fact, protesters continue to make such false accusations. Meanwhile real theocracies exist with little condemnation because they are not Christian. What does this say about the anti-Bush protesters and their willingness to distort the truth?




…To add insult to injury, there are racists who accuse the US of racism.

34 comments:

beakerkin said...

No doubt this is genuine aparthied
as opposd to JB railing about Israel. There is an oddity that most people overlook. The oil in Saudi Arabia is found in the Shiite area. There is a solution but it would be drastic. The creation of a new country with the Shiite Areas of Iraq nd Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom would be deprived of its oil production. The balance of Iraq merged with Jordan .

nanc said...

an award winning post, fern.

i guess i'm even with islam because i do not want them on my mountain, where there is real peace.

Freedomnow said...

Beak,

There really isnt a do-able solution to the Saudi Arabian problem. There is no way that mainstream Islam will allow the holy cities to be desegregated because of well over a thousand years of bigoted precedent.

The Piece Movement has warm relations with CAIR and other Saudi funded organizations so they will never push their allies too hard.

Islamists and Palestinian anti-Zionist activists have a precense at all "anti-war" protests and vice-a-versa. Universities are havens of cooperation between the two as well.

We just have to continue to question the accepted ideology of anti-Americanism.

Freedomnow said...

Thanks Nanc

F.B. Jones said...

I wish you were making all of this up. But somehow like always I am sure you are dead on.

nanc said...

so, does that mean you're cancelling your trip to mecca, jacob?

Freedomnow said...

Too late, the cancellation fees are 200% of the total price and one goat.

I hope Jacob likes wearing burkhas...

F.B. Jones said...

I have a nice one picked out. I just hope they let woman in. I do make a handsome old russian woman.
I am just worried I won't find the right shoes.

Freedomnow said...

Dont worry its not the shoes they look at, its the eyes.

wink, wink...

nanc said...

beamish roast at beak's today through the weekend - you can bring pasta, fern - i think jacob's bringing sticky rice...i'm bringing a very special salad for brownie, don't try it!

Elmer's Brother said...

"are land" ???

hmmm that guy went to an American school anyway LOL

Mad Zionist said...

Excellent job on this, Freedomnow. Your site has become one of my real favorites. Keep up the great work.

nanc said...

told ya, fern - madze agrees with me! and in the great words of farmer john "nanny nanny noo noo"!

Freedomnow said...

MZ,

I am working with Presidente Chavez to make "Freedom Now" everyones' favorite blog.

Chavez has given me some expert advice on how to change a country's constitution for political gain.

This is very exciting!!!

Nanc Nu Nanc Nu...

F.B. Jones said...

This is a killer blog. Even if I get in trouble from time to time.

Oh and by the way... Nanc started it !

FLORIAN said...

FN: Love the post! Very insightful. Check out my interview with John Brown on my blog. You'll be rolling.

FLORIAN said...

BTW: Any clowns who decide to "cover up" their faces..be it the Klan, Black Panthers, Islamic Terrorists or this dumb Mexican fool are obviously the biggest cowards. They aren't man enough to show their faces when making waves--they can't face the consequences of being seen or exposed. How can anybody take them seriously?

Solid Surfer said...

Saudi Arabia is indeed the true apartheid country. Non-Muslims can't become citizens there either. (Not that many would want to be, but the rule is outrageous nonetheless.) It's no exaggeration to say that without oil, they'd still be just tribes in the desert.

FLORIAN said...

Yes Solid Surfer. Who would want to live in SA? A sharia-loving, female-mutilating, wife-beating, islamo-fascist coward perhaps?

Always On Watch said...

What I always wanted--a view of the Grand Mosque--NOT.

So the Saudis discriminate in their fancy-dancy luxury hotel. You know what this reminds me of? Hitler. Think about it, and I think you'll agree. But instead of "No Jews are allowed here," we have "No infidels are allowed here."

Well, I didn't want to go anyway.

I see that the hotel is over two stories tall, yet still lower than the altitude of the minaret. That last is an Islamic requirement.

PS: I actually find Muslim architecture quite beautiful. It's the KILL-ALL-THE-INFIDELS mentality which I can't abide.

Hey! Maybe Mr. Ducky would like to visit Mecca. Can we get up a pool to pay his way? A one-way ticket, of course. Let him peddle his homosexuality in the Kingdom of Allah.

Great post, FN!!!

Freedomnow said...

I have done some research and compiled a list of Christian and Jewish run hotels that do not allow Muslims at all;

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After 10 I was too exhausted to continue. This kind of discimination is discouraging.

Freedomnow said...

Florian,

Thats quite an interview with Brownie.

nanc said...

aow - where do i send my donation?

take a nap, fern!

nanc said...

fern - if you need a good laugh, go here:

http://donalandbeaksuck.blogspot.com/

Freedomnow said...

Nanc,

I guess you have to be an insider to understand that site. However, our comrades really dont seem to have a good sense of humor to begin with...

nanc said...

are you feeling okay? you seem somewhat listless lately - i didn't know you didn't know about the feud beak and donal have going with hank snow - i don't really get it because i usually get along with all three. even hank.

wait until you see what warren's working on - fun eeeeeee!

F.B. Jones said...

I think it is funny that whole blogs are being dedicated to a few people that they disagree with. Any press is good press in the Blogging world.

nanc said...

fern - a.c. site has gone missing.

Freedomnow said...

Thats strange that AC's site is gone, maybe it is just temporarily down. Do you have his email addy?

I didnt know about the feud between Donal and Beak because I never commented on FPM. Never had an interest to.

With Donal as the subject of another Beak "Hot Seat" interview I am really confused.

nanc said...

no, no, no - hank snow hates them! don't tell me you're a blond? aow corresponds with a.c. - you could probably send a message to him through her if need be. i don't have his addy - sorry, friend. i do believe he blogs at infidel blogger's alliance - check them out. link from aow's i think.

nanc said...

fern - update on a.c.:

http://alwaysonwatch.blogspot.com/

Freedomnow said...

Thanks for the heads up!!!

I dont speak Egyptian so I dont have a clue what you are talking about...hank snow?...

Geez...

nanc said...

stop this nonsense! hank snow hates donal and beak - the feelings are mutual - hank has put up a spoof blog of donal and beak - it seems he thinks he's real funny (hank, not beak) and beak thinks he's got an audience of one (multiple personality disorder) - i've never really been bothered by hank and have no hatred in me for people, as you know. anything else you'd like to know?

Freedomnow said...

Well you answered my question about AC, but I think your answer to the Donal and Beak controversy has raised more questions than answers.

I'm afraid I feel like an outsider. You iz just too hip, cool soul momma.