A leading Saudi government cleric and author of the country’s religious curriculum believes Islam advocates slavery. “Slavery is a part of Islam,” says Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan, according to the independent Saudi Information Agency, or SIA. In a lecture recorded on tape by SIA, the sheik said, “Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” His religious books are used to teach 5 million Saudi students, both within the country and abroad, including the United States.
I wonder what Louis Farrakhan and the black Muslim crowd will make of this? Not much, probably, since the black community is far more interested in whining about Confederate flags and a slavery that none of them, or their grandfathers, for that matter, have ever known, than about blacks being enslaved by Muslims in the Sudan today.
Of course, I’m sure George Bush will set the sheik straight, seeing as he’s such an expert on sharia. The president believes that Islam means peace. If that’s truly the case – and I’m sure it isn’t – then he’s every bit the idiot that his Democratic haters believe him to be.