Skip to comments.Gaddafi: Allow Jews, Christians entry to Mecca
Posted on 12/31/2006 8:58:16 AM PST by SJackson
Libyan leader says Eid al-Adha holiday opportunity to bring three main monotheistic religions closer together
Roee Nahmias Published: 12.31.06, 15:13
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called to allow Jews and Christians to visit Mecca and circle the Kaaba (cubical building surrounded by the Sacred Mosque).
These days Muslims all around the world are marking Eid al-Adha, the most important Islamic holiday. Some three million people have made the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Gaddafi believes the holiday offers a great opportunity to bring the three main monotheistic religions closer together. Everyone has the right to stand atop Mount Arafat and circle the Kaaba, he told the media.
The Kaaba is not meant for Arabs alone, but for people of all continents; the mistake was that they granted this privilege only to Mohammads descendents, but the Quran does not support this.
The Libyan leader warned of the dangers of exploiting religion, warning that it could foster terror and destruction.
Half a year ago Gaddafi made similar remarks saying that the Kaaba is the house of God and all the people of the world should encircle it when Prophet Mohammad returns.
"We are the followers of Prophet Mohammad but our position today is wrong because we are preventing them from worshiping God and encircling the Kaaba," he said.
Gaddafi criticized Saddam Hussein's execution saying it was worthless and irrelevant.
Why in the hell would I want to hang out with a bunch of sweaty terrorists and throw rocks at a rock? No thanks, I'm going to disneyworld instead...
Gaddafi is just begging to be relevant again, even if he has to risk his head to do it.
Thanks but no thanks, Mo.
The Kaaba being a large metallic meteorite should be an excellent source of steel for fine knives.
Why yes, Christian tourists would all be thrilled to be trapped in a crowd of thousands of Muslims circling the rock who hate our guts and who are hyped up on religiosity.
As it stands Saudi Arabia is an Islamic Supremacist nation. One that every muslim honors and prays to 5 times a day with no outcry against the segratation and discrimination of Saudi Arabia.
Jews cannot enter SA. Kufir cannot enter Mecca (a city so holy to muslims, that all are expected to make pilgrimage there and pray to this city 5 times a day).
REAL Islamic reform will come when "Islamic" nations treat everyone the same under the law with no regards to their religion and those citizens have the right to practice freedom of religion including converting away from Islam.
Odd that it would take Qaddaffi Duck to point out the discrimination that exists in Mecca.
Woohoo! I'm booking my tickets right now!
Ummm...no thank you.
the pope's already on his way...
Eggs Ackley. If I only had days to live, was in intolerable pain, and could smuggle in a suitcase nuke,,,,,,,,,maybe!
Doesnt that sound like a blast?
Hey Q.... I'll trade ya. You keep your Kaaba and stone throwing and all that and just let us open up a few Christian churches where Christians can worship in the open without the state police hauling them off to jail to be raped, beaten and tortured.
How about setting the example and starting with Libya.
Any Jews or Christians who have the slightest reason to go to Mecca, raise your hands...
"Does Mecca have a Hooters with Draft and Well drink specials ???"
You forgot the BBQ pork ribs cmsgop!
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