Who wouldn’t want non-Muslims on the Arabian Peninsula? Well, Muhammad, for one:
“I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.” – Sahih MuslimÂ 19.4366.
Islamic Tolerance Alert. “British cyclist “deliberately run down” in Saudi Arabia,” by Andrew Alderson for theÂ Telegraph, February 27 (Thanks to all who sent this in):
John Currie, who worked forÂ BAEÂ Systems – formerly British Aerospace – is believed to have been one four cyclists who started being “cut up” by local youths in two cars on a main road on the outskirts of Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
Initially, it is understood that one of the cars clipped a cyclist causing him to fall off his bike. Then, however, one of the drivers is alleged to have turned around and deliberately ploughed his car into the cyclists. […]
In the past 15 years, there have been a number of terrorist attacks on British and other western nationals in Saudi Arabia by Muslim extremists. Several westerners have been killed – and even more injured – in a series of bombs and gun attacks. Radicals are angry that US and British oil companies and their staff are operating on Saudi soil.
In one incident, Simon Cumbers, 36, an Irish freelance cameraman, was shot dead and Frank Gardner, theÂ BBC’s security correspondent, was critically injured by apparent al-Qaeda sympathisers as they filmed in Riyadh in 2004.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed the death on Saturday. A spokesman said: “A British national, John Currie, died in a road traffic accident on Feb 25 and we were informed. We have offered consular assistance to the family.” Sources at theÂ FCOÂ said it would be for the Saudi authorities to determine if there was a “guilty party” involved in the incident. […]
Company sources say that the arrest of an individual in such circumstances would not necessarily mean that criminal charges will follow. “Under Sharia law – the Muslim law – the driver is arrested even if it is an accident,” said one source. “Under Sharia law too, he may have to pay a certain amount [to the family of the victim] depending on whose fault it was.”
But they fail to mention that under Sharia lawÂ and Saudi law (see “Settlement of Death Compensation Claims, item 5), the blood money prescribed for killing a non-Muslim is less than for a Muslim. Â Â Telegraph UK
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