While writing about the Leftist dhimmi hate site Harry’s Place here I came across this there: the Saudi Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani is about to embark upon a speaking tour of Britain. So evidently it is fine to regard Shi’ites as apostates (which means that under Islamic law they can be killed) and to say that Jews and Christians should be driven from the Arabian Peninsula — say such things and you’ll get right in to Britain. It is not acceptable in Britain, however, to say that there should be equal rights for all people, that Jews and Christians should be allowed to practice their religions even in Saudi Arabia, and that Shi’ites there and everywhere else should be accorded human rights — for that is what Pamela Geller and I stand for, and we were banned from Britain.
This is no surprise, since the British let in another Saudi hate preacher Mohammed al-Arefe, the week before they banned us. Al-Arefe has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.”
From that, one must conclude that the British authorities are fine with people thinking that Islam has a doctrine of warfare against unbelievers, as long as one does not oppose that doctrine as Geller and I do, but instead believes in it and preaches it. That they let in al-Kalbani and al-Arefe shows how thoroughly corrupt and compromised Britain has become. And their “foes of jihad” such as Harry’s Place energetically campaigned for us to be banned, but merely report without comment that al-Kalbani is getting in — no petition to keep him out, nothing. No wonder Britain is in the fix it’s in.
“First Black Saudi Appointed as Imam of the Haram Mosque in Mecca Accuses Shiites of Apostasy, Discusses the Driving Out of Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula, and Claims: My Apointment [sic] More Significant Than Obama’s Election,” from MEMRI, n.d.:
Following are excerpts from interviews with Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani, Imam of the Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca, which aired on BBC Arabic on May 5, 2009 and Al-Arabiya TV on February 27, 2009.BBC Arabic, May 5, 3009:
Interviewer: Do you support those who accuse Shiites of apostasy?
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: With regard to the laymen among the Shiites – this is debatable. But their religious scholars – I view them as apostates.
Interviewer: All of them?
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: With regard to the religious scholars, yes.
Interviewer: Are you in favor of allowing religious liberties in general?
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: For us, liberty has limits. Would you allow a mosque to be built in the Vatican?
Interviewer: Sheik Adel, the Vatican is the center of the papal church, while the holy places in Saudi Arabia belong to Muslims of all sects and schools.
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: But in the Vatican, they do not allow [a church] to be built for the Protestants.
Interviewer: Where can Christians [pray]?
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: Christians are allowed to pray in their homes. We have no problem with them praying where they live. But for the bells to be sounded in the land of the Prophet Muhammad – that [runs counter] to the Prophet’s guidance. The Prophet’s guidance, by which we act, dictates: “Drive the Jews and the Christians out of the Arabian Peninsula.” Driving them out is undoubtedly the prerogative of the ruler, but they should be allowed to live here only if their presence is essential.
Interviewer: But what you are saying runs counter to the interfaith dialogue, doesn’t it? On what basis does Saudi Arabia engage in interfaith dialogue with them? Is it just dialogue for the sake of dialogue? Isn’t it in order for everybody to get what they are entitled to?
Sheik Adel Al-Kalbani: Yes, but within the limits of the shari’a. We are talking from the perspective of the shari’a, not from a personal perspective….