Who is this guy to say it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region”?! Why doesn’t he focus on his own country and mind his own business anyway? “Imagine what would happen if a Christian counterpart to the Grand Mufti, say the Pope, were to declare that all mosques in Italy must be destroyed; imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of ‘intolerance’ and ‘bigot,’ demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive politicians, and worse.” (Raymond Ibrahim)
“The Saudi government needs to change its own intolerant ways before it can promote religious dialogue abroad.” (Christoph Wilcke, a senior Middle East researcher at HRW (Human Rights Watch), referring to a Saudi-funded “centre for interreligious and intercultural dialogue” established in Vienna last year.) Hear! Hear!
Thank God the people of Oman are not as intolerant as their neighbors! And here’s another fine example of “tolerance” from another of Oman’s neighbors, Yemen: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/18/world/meast/yemen-american-killed/
Makes it seem like Christians in the Middle are under attack. Here is an article about that very topic, not from some western publication like CNN or BBC but from Al Jazeera.