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Funniest sentence I read today October 9, 2006

Posted by Sharath Rao in humor, rant.
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Linked from here.

Muslims have noted with concern that the values of tolerance are eroding and there is now shrinking space for others’ religious, social and cultural values in the West,” said a statement sent to Reuters by the Jeddah-based OIC, the world’s largest Islamic grouping.

This is a statement dated March 2003 from Saudi Arabia’s Defense minister, Prince Sultan.

As Islam’s birthplace, Saudi Arabia will never allow churches to be built, said Prince Sultan, the defense minister. “This country was the launch pad for the prophecy and the message and nothing can contradict this, even if we lose our necks,” Sultan said in comments reported by Saudi newspapers. Those who want to establish churches “are, unfortunately, fanatics,” Sultan said. “There are no churches – not in the past, the present or future. … Whoever said this must shut up and be ashamed.”

I am truly at a loss of words.

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1. Aswin Cletus D'Souza - October 10, 2006

I lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia … When I bought a Chess set from a toy store there, I realized the two King chess pieces had something missing … guess what it was ?

They had their crosses chopped off their tops! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hearing them speak of religious intolerance … you really can’t beat that !

2. Sharath Rao - October 10, 2006

Wow, thats an anecdote for a party conversation ๐Ÿ™‚


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