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Posted on 05/06/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT by shove_it
EDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top religious official has blamed Muslim sinfulness for instability in the Middle East, where pro-democracy unrest has toppled four heads of state.
"The schism, instability, the malfunctioning of security and the breakdown of unity that Islamic countries are facing these days is a result of the sins of the public and their transgressions," Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh was quoted as saying by al-Watan newspaper.
In a Friday sermon, he accused "chaotic" people of wearing mask of "democracy and equality" for actions leading to injustice and instability within the umma, or Muslim nation.
Revolts that erupted last year have removed Arab autocrats in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen and are still raging in Syria and Bahrain. They gave voice to millions of people who suffered decades of repression but have alarmed Gulf Arab rulers.
Ties between Riyadh and Cairo were strained by the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, a close Saudi ally, and by the rising power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, an organisation viewed with suspicion by many Gulf governments.
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Sin is a religious word and America was moving away from a personal saviour to the now too common megachurch concept.
With no sin, there is no need for forgiveness, and the only one that can forgive sin is God, but we don't sin, so we don't need God.
That's it in a nutshell.
The islamists have always been a dangerous sect because of its religious fervor and we Americans could always overcome any religious power because we were by and large, God fearing, Jesus believing people, not so much concerned with who baptizes how and why.
We're fractured spiritually and our identity is lost because of it.
That's how our nation is (being) neutered.
In a Friday sermon, he accused “chaotic” people of wearing mask of “democracy and equality” for actions leading to injustice and instability within the umma, or Muslim nation.
Of course he would prefer a total dictatorship with himself at the top. It’s so much easier when everyone would just do what they are told to do. /sarc
Thankfully having sex with the dead corpse of a 6 year old is no longer haram.
Saudi Arabia's top religious official has blamed Muslim sinfulness for instability in the Middle East... he accused "chaotic" people of wearing mask of "democracy and equality" for actions leading to injustice and instability within the umma..Within the Uma... useless without pics.
Yep, idol worship has always been pretty high on God’s things-that-cheese-me-off list........