Saudi-arabiske fatwaer

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Saudi Fatwas (religious edicts):

Ali Al Khudhair, a Saudi Imam in Riyadh approved of telling lies if that helps advancing Islam in a Friday preach (April 4, 2008).

The imam of Mecca, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said on June 6, 2008, “Perfume is forbidden in Islam. Neither men nor women should use it. Perfume attracts the devil that makes you commit sins.”

Abullah Al Najdi, another Saudi imam, told Al Riyadh Daily (July 14, 2008), “Football is haram, (sinful) in Islam. It is an infidels’ fad. Fighting for a ball and later celebrating a victory is senseless.”

According to the religious establishment in Saudi Arabia, the voice of a woman is also a sexual organ. She is not allowed to talk directly to non-relative males. Therefore, when a woman calls the Saudi radio to take part in a talk show, she is not dialogued by a man, but by a woman.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Lehadan also promulgated that “learning a language other than Arabic, the language of the holy Koran, is un-Islamic. It is an insult to our religion. It is obvious that those children who learn English, for example, grow up liking non-Muslims, and this is a grave mistake. You know that we should minimize our contacts with non-Muslims to the lowest limit possible. That is what our Prophet, peace be upon him, and the holy Koran teach us.”

Sheikh Saleh Al Fozan, another Saudi influential cleric has said on different occasions that it is haram (sinful) for a Muslim to visit an infidel country, for any reason. “These countries are decadent and filled with devils which seduce men and women.” He said this on Saudi TV (June 6, 2008).

At any rate, some Saudi families spend their vacations in Arab countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Syria – especially in the summer, fleeing the heat of their own country. Women usually go shopping, and men sit down in cafes and gaze at women. Interest in culture does not exist.

The majority of Saudi men who travel to the West spend most of their time and money on chasing prostitutes.

According to the majority of Saudi clerics, music, dancing, and poetry are haram (sinful). The only book Muslims must read is the Koran. And the only “music” they must listen to is recitations of the Koran.

A hatred-inciting education system and lack of contact with the secular world in terms of books and culture have generated a fanatic population. The majority of Saudi dissidents are more fanatic than the Al Saud regime. There are very few secular Saudi dissidents, like Ali Alyami, Ali Al Ahemd, and Mai Al Yamani.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that applies the Sharia law – a combination of Koran and Hadeeth – as long as it suits the regime. It must be stressed here that the Sharia law is a repressive, hate- and violence-inciting, and discriminatory doctrine.

All that being said, we should not wonder that 15 of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis.

To add insult to injury, the Saudi regime calls for interfaith dialogues with Christian and Jewish leaders. Check out: “Saudis Call for Interfaith Dialogue is Hypocritical.”

Sadly, and despite all the above and because of oil and Saudi Arabia’s geo-political significance during the Cold War and thereafter, the West has supported this country and still supports it.

While the West does not miss any opportunity to blast the abysmal human rights records of China, Russia, North Korea, and Zimbabwe, it ignores the atrocious human rights record of Saudi Arabia.

If Saudi Arabia did no have so much oil, the world community would perhaps ignore it like it ignores Somalia. But the regime in Riyadh cannot be ignored. It is filthy rich and dangerous. The Al Saud clan, for decades now, has funded and is still funding Islamic fanaticism across the globe.

The war on terror does not make sense in its present state and will remain futile unless the West combats the root causes of terrorism, namely, Saudi Arabia. The West is fighting the tip of the iceberg. Contributing Editor Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a professor of Sociology  and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University.