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Fatwa Furor Over TV 'Kill' Order - Arabs Denounce Cleric's Edict to Kill Satellite TV Station Owners
Foxnews ^ | 9-19-08 | AP

Posted on 09/19/2008 11:07:43 AM PDT by Ancient Drive

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Arabs across the ideological spectrum, from secular-minded liberals to Muslim hard-liners, are denouncing a top Saudi cleric's edict that it was permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV stations that show "immoral" content.

Many expressed worry the recent comments by Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan — chief of the kingdom's highest tribunal, the Supreme Judiciary Council — would fuel terrorism, encouraging attacks on station employees and owners.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: arab; censorship; deaththreat; despotism; fatwa; islam; islamictyranny; islamofascism; islamonazism; mohammedanism; satellitetv; saudiarabia; tv; whywefight
Princes and other wealthy Arabs own these TV stations. I guess you reap what you sow. The Arabs are the foundation stone of Madrassas.
1 posted on 09/19/2008 11:07:43 AM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: Ancient Drive

Payback’s a beach...


2 posted on 09/19/2008 11:09:56 AM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: Ancient Drive

Of course. They need their porn!


3 posted on 09/19/2008 11:11:26 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama/Biden Palin comparison.)
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To: Ancient Drive

How does he become a top cleric if this does not reflect on the religious demands of the faith?

Saudi Arabia is the homeland of the Islamic empire. All muslims bow to it 5 times a day, every day. If Saudi Arabia is counter to their beliefs, they need to speak up. ALL of them.


4 posted on 09/19/2008 11:14:52 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: Ancient Drive

I wonder how far behind the times the Arab world will be in 20 years. Prolly an additional 20 years.


5 posted on 09/19/2008 11:19:37 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: Ancient Drive

I hereby issue my very own home-made fatwa declaring that it is permissible for Muslims to kill anal-retentive, sexually-repressed hard-line Islamic clerics who issue retarded edicts simply because the female body offends them.


6 posted on 09/19/2008 11:23:40 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Ancient Drive

What happened? Murphy Brown finally go to syndication over there?


7 posted on 09/19/2008 11:29:28 AM PDT by kinghorse (Is market intervention a moral hazard if it stops people who arent forced sellers from selling out?)
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To: Ancient Drive

I am skeptical - how many “arabs” are actually protesting?

This is simply a feel-good article - “See it?! they will stand up to extremists, just like we do.”

I’d love to believe it, but.....


8 posted on 09/19/2008 11:29:56 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Ancient Drive

I am skeptical - how many “arabs” are actually protesting?

This is simply a feel-good article - “See it?! they will stand up to extremists, just like we do.”

I’d love to believe it, but.....


9 posted on 09/19/2008 11:29:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Ancient Drive

10 posted on 09/19/2008 11:37:59 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Ancient Drive
Like this Mickey Mouse, who is seen as a great figure, even though under Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed," said Munajjid

So.... how would one "kill" Mickey? Is he talking about killing the people in the Mickey costumes? Or does he want to see a cartoon where a suicide bomber blows up Mickey's playhouse? Sheesh....

11 posted on 09/19/2008 11:38:30 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: TexanToTheCore

“I wonder how far behind the times the Arab world will be in 20 years. Prolly an additional 20 years.”

What does 20 years matter when your mentality is already a thousand years out of date?


12 posted on 09/19/2008 12:52:50 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Fox_Mulder77
how would one "kill" Mickey?

"Dip”, a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene. This concoction dissolves Toons on contact and kills them within seconds.

13 posted on 09/19/2008 1:08:52 PM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
...denouncing a top Saudi cleric's edict that it was permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV stations that show "immoral" content.
I'm reminded of an old joke that I really want to use here, but I don't want a little mandatory time off from FR. ;')

But anyway, when the mosque takeover by the "mahdi" happened 30 years ago, the Kingdom had some trouble getting the religious officials to condemn the cult. Ever wonder why? ;')
14 posted on 09/19/2008 3:27:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2007/11/sacred-mosque-saudi-islam

The battle at Islam’s heart
Ziauddin Sardar

Published 01 November 2007
In November 1979, armed militants took over Mecca’s Sacred Mosque. Their actions still reverberate throughout the Muslim world.

On the eve of Islam’s 15th century, the Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque) in Mecca was overflowing with worshippers from all over the world. The atmosphere was joyous, and there was much talk in the Holy City and site of pilgrimage of resurgence and a new dawn. Many of Mecca’s inhabitants, who normally avoid going to the Sacred Mosque during festivals, so as to avoid overcrowding, also joined the congregation on this special occasion. Most stayed up all night to read the Quran and then joined the early-morning prayers. As soon as the prayers finished, gunshots rang out. A group of heavily armed men took over the mosque. They announced that “the Mahdi” (redeemer) had arrived to purify Islam and bolted all 39 doors to the mosque, trapping more than 100,000 worshippers inside.

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After a week of horrendously savage combat, it was clear that the Saudis needed help. They turned to their foremost allies: the United States and the CIA. A horde of CIA operatives was quickly converted to Islam so that they could enter the Holy City to assess the battlefield for themselves. They recommended chemical warfare. Potent tear gas was pumped into the Qaboo through its various entrances, but the exercise turned into a fiasco.

Hardened rebel fighters were able to shield themselves with mattresses, cardboard and cloth and prevented the gas from spreading into narrow underground corridors. Their water-soaked headdresses protected their breathing. The gas had a natural tendency to rise, so it came up to the compound of the mosque - where the Saudi soldiers were ill-prepared to use gas masks. Their generous facial hair prevented the masks from sealing on the skin: the gas seeped through their beards and knocked out a large contingent. Then it made its way to the surrounding area, and most of Mecca had to be evacuated...

‘A horde of CIA operatives was quickly converted to islam...’

LOL! thanks for the tip, I knew nothing of this.


15 posted on 09/19/2008 4:30:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fred Nerks

Otherwise pretty accurate, but, there was no horde of CIA operatives. The Saudis didn’t dare use just any old body, and particularly not the CIA, and particularly not after mobs of brainless, hateful, Moslem hoodlums destroyed or attacked US embassies in Pakistan, Libya, etc, under the influence of official “news” accounts in their countries that the US and Israel were behind the seizure of the mosque.

Oddly enough, aerial surveillance of the mosque was conducted by some American personnel, but that was a backchannel way for the US gov’t to find out just what the hell was going on. The Saudis persisted in obfuscation, obstruction, and denial, and were enraged when US sources broke the story of the siege.

Anyway, instead of the CIA, the Saudis called on the French gov’t, which sent over just a bare handful (I think three) covert operatives, who got a handle on how to make the attacks (the Saudi armed forces and police had gotten nowhere, and the inside of the mosque was slobbered with their blood), and the final, successful assault was made.

It was still terribly bloody, but the Muz-hole claiming to be the mahdi believed himself invincible (he and the rest of his group also thought the hostages could subsist on the waters of the Zamzam spring, and those waters were also the only “medicine” used for wounds and whatnot). He kept running over to pick up grenades and toss them back at the attackers. The last time he tried it, uh, it didn’t work. After the denouement, the surviving a-holes were shown the body of the “mahdi”, which destroyed them psychologically. Some (but not all) of the other ringleaders were tried and executed.

The good news is, some of those f-heads were American converts who were afterward released back to the US, and they’re wandering around here. I believe there were some from Australia also. Most were from various Arabian states and Egypt.


16 posted on 09/19/2008 5:03:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Western Standard

17 posted on 09/19/2008 5:12:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Mosque_Seizure
http://syedshan.blogspot.com/2008/01/siege-of-makkah-2-0-1-1-1-9-7-9.html

-apropos of nothing-

http://www.jihadwatch.org/freedomofexpression.jpg
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/behead_those_who_insult_islam.jpg
http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/1006/Muhammad_for_you.jpg
http://watch.windsofchange.net/pics/2006/Product_361_PrSpare2_s.jpg


18 posted on 09/19/2008 5:22:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: FARS

:’)

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2007/08/actions-to-suppress-information-islam.html


19 posted on 09/19/2008 5:24:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
...(he and the rest of his group also thought the hostages could subsist on the waters of the Zamzam spring, and those waters were also the only “medicine” used for wounds and whatnot). He kept running over to pick up grenades and toss them back at the attackers. The last time he tried it, uh, it didn’t work...

I get the picture, it's like a movie running through my mind...dead and wounded muzzies, blood and magic water, bearded night-shirt-wearing primitives, tear gas, flying grenades - BOOM!

More dead muzzies...allah akbar!

20 posted on 09/19/2008 6:17:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: SunkenCiv

I had to follow the link to see what the article was. You have been browsing well! Hope you enjoy doing so.


21 posted on 09/19/2008 6:34:42 PM PDT by FARS
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To: FARS

found it with the search engine that shall not be named. :’)


22 posted on 09/19/2008 6:46:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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