NEW SOURCE OF BIGOTRY

Catalyst April Issue 2005

The Saudi Arabian government is actively disseminating hate literature to Muslims in the U.S., some of which is virulently anti-Christian.

Freedom House, the most reliable source of information on civil liberties throughout the world, has a Center for Religious Freedom that monitors religious liberty. It has just released a major report, Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques. It focuses on the teachings of Saudi Arabia’s hardline Wahhabi sect. Wahhabism is the official state doctrine of Saudi Arabia; it is also “dominant in many American mosques.”

What concerns the Catholic League is the extent to which Muslim Americans are being filled with hatred of Catholics. And not just Catholics—this pernicious brand of Islam preaches hatred of virtually everyone outside its ranks.

“In the Saudi Wahhabi literature found in the United States,” the report says, “Christians and Jews are often paired together for attack.” We’re the “infidels.” Regarding Christianity, the Wahhabis teach that Catholic dogma on the Trinity is “blasphemous.” This is more than a theological quarrel—it’s hate speech, pure and simple.

No one knows how many American Muslims are being taught such hatred. But one is too many.


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Written by Bill