Treatment of Infidels in
—a Time to Apologise?
This is how we treat the infidels in
We abuse the non-Muslims living and working in
all the time, especially the Christians and the Jews.
We call them grandsons of pigs and monkeys. We say
this openly, everywhere, particularly in mosques.
We do not respect any religions except Islam. This
is the Saudi official policy: all religions other than Islam are false.
Only Islam is the true religion. To accomplish this extremely bigoted
notion, the Saudi state policy is to convert to Islam as many infidels as
possible. So, proselytising for Islam is a major activity of the
government and the religious department. Those who convert to Islam are
rewarded handsomely. This is a kind of bribe, you might say—to force
infidels into Islam. Those preachers and Islamic workers who succeed in
converting the loathsome infidels to Islam might also expect to be richly
, discrimination against the non-Muslims is absolutely rampant, very clear
and open. It starts with aqama (red cards for the non-Muslims and
green cards for the Muslims). The rule on taxation is also different for
the Muslims and the non-Muslims. This is open, clear and meticulously
planned Islamic apartheid which might even surpass the enormity of the
apartheid policies of the erstwhile South African government.
, non-Muslims are merely tolerated. They have no right to build any places
of worship for their customary religious rituals and practices.
Non-Muslims are not allowed to observe their rites, celebrate their
religious festivals or even extend congratulations to one another in front
of any Saudis. If any infidels dare to carry out his religion openly, he
is threatened with immediate deportation from
Non-Muslims living in
cannot marry any Muslim women. This is completely forbidden.
No non-Saudi could acquire Saudi Nationality either
by birth or through naturalisation. Recently, there have been some minor
changes to the Citizenship laws, but no non-Muslim could ever be awarded
with Saudi citizenship.
Infidels living in
cannot build their own schools.
Non-Muslims who are lucky enough to live in their
own compounds can practice their religious activities in secret,
out-of-sight of Muslims. This means they have to live like prisoners in
their abodes. They could never invite any Muslims in their homes.
During the month of Ramadan, non-Muslims are
instructed by the Saudi authorities to respect the religious feeling of
the Muslims. The infidels are ordered not to consume any food in front of
Muslims. Any violation of this requirement might result in expulsion from
of the infidel culprit—merely for eating in the presence of a Muslim.
That is why, at the outset, in the month of Ramadan, to show respect to
the Muslims, the government announces that if the infidels want to consume
food they must do this in hiding, completely out of view of any Muslims. I
have a premonition that the Muslims living in
, very soon, might demand such a law from the governments of their host
The law of Sharia in
forces non-Muslim women to wear Muslim costume abaya. If any
non-Muslim women refuse to comply with this rule she will be in deep
trouble with the enforcement authority.
Saudi authorities exert enormous pressure on the
non-Muslims to convert to Islam. I have personally witnessed this forced
conversion right in front of my eyes. And, to tell the truth, to the joy
of many Wahabi Islamists, the Islamic authority is quite successful
in this subtle forced conversion into Wahabi brand of Islam. To
perpetuate such religious propaganda and coercion, these events of Wahabi
Islam conversions are advertised in the leading newspapers with great
fanfare which includes the photographs of the newly-converted Muslims
published in the media.
, unless a non-Muslim had converted to Islam, he/she is not eligible to
receive any charity (Zakat) whatsoever. That is why many infidels
from poor countries are enticed to convert to Islam so that the rich Saudi
Muslims could earn Allah’s blessings by bestowing charity to these poor
Now, contrast those despicable
treatments of non-Muslims in
with the treatment of Muslims in infidel lands.