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Grand Mufti of Hate

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti and ZZ Top impersonator Abdelaziz al-Sheikh doesn’t think the Saudi government’s idea to invite Jews to a conference on interreligious dialogue has any legs.

So to speak.

abdulazizsheikh-200x150.jpgSaudi Arabia’s grand mufti Abdelaziz al-Sheikh has rejected an attempt by the government to open interreligious dialogue with Jewish rabbis (as opposed to Christian rabbis, I guess – ed.).

According to a report by the official Kuwaiti news agency Kuna on Wednesday, the mufti refused to accept any visit by rabbis to a conference on interreligious dialogue, expected to be held in the kingdom’s capital Riyadh.

A week ago, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Ibn Saud announced the conference in what appears to be the first attempt at dialogue between the three monotheistic faiths, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

Any move to create dialogue between Saudi Arabia’s imams and Israel’s rabbis would be groundbreaking on a religious and political level in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia currently has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

But Saudi Arabia’s mufti tried to quickly distance himself from the announcement by the Saudi monarch.

“I ask the media to check their facts and report the truth before spreading the news,” said al-Sheikh.

Be careful what you wish for, oh hairy hateful one.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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