MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — More than 2 million Muslim pilgrims from 178 countries prayed for salvation Monday at Mount Arafat, Islam's most sacred site, where Saudi Arabia's top cleric declared the West was conducting a "war against our creed."...
Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik, the kingdom's grand mufti, said Muslims faced critical challenges, among them accusations of terrorism and human rights abuses and calls for revisions in their school textbooks.
"Oh, Muslim nation, there is a war against of our creed, against our culture under the pretext of fighting terrorism. We should stand firm and united in protecting our religion," he said, speaking at a mosque on the plain of Mount Arafat.
"Islam's enemies want to empty our religion from its contents and its meaning. But the soldiers of God will be victorious," said al-Sheik, the Saudi kingdom's top religious authority.
The faithful called out: "Amen!"
You can just imagine how this hajj event playes out over there. People being fired up with the real, down home, true blue Islam. Two million of them. Probably lots of Muslims from Western countries, with some Westernized ideas in their heads. They come back to our countries with the "real" Islam firing in their bellies. The unadulterated Islam, and any soft, wishy-washy Western ideas purged from their minds and hearts, with the pure hatred of all that is non-Islamic coursing through them. Does this make anyone else cringe and shudder like it does me?
The Holy Rulebook in Islam: all infidels need to be subjugated or killed.