Muslim war on Christians drawing little attention
Open letter to Seacoast Sunday columnist Robert Azzi: Your Seacoast Sunday column on April 1, "When we are willing to believe anything," was mostly directed at a letter to the editor I wrote with my serious concerns about news reports that the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia was calling for all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula to be destroyed.
You questioned whether my concerns were even valid since you could not find "any authoritative source." This, despite I had cited in my letter a news report that was about archbishops from Russia, Germany and Austria that decried what the Saudi mufti had said. You stated, "Show me the proof." I responded to your request in a letter to the Herald by saying there has been no rebuttal by the grand mufti to reports that he said this.
For the record, I have found the "authoritative" proof. The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said in an interview with the Kuwaiti daily Al-Anba: "Kuwait is part of the Arabian Peninsula, and (the countries in) the Arabian Peninsula must demolish any churches that exist (within their borders), because ... the Prophet instructed us that there is no place for two religions in (the Peninsula)." This was published April 6 on The Middle East Media Research Institute Web site memri.org in special dispatch No. 4636, "In Kuwait, public debate over demand to demolish churches." (...)