Egyptian Muslim Council Bans Construction of New Churches, Equates Christian Churches to Nightclubs, Casinos, and Pigstyes

Another Day, another Fatwa.  Christians are once again being impaled against one pincer of the red crescent in Islamic dominant countries. But bear in mind,  this is not some new and extreme expression of the religion of piss, this is is just a reminder to the faithful of what the true believer in Islam must comply with or risk reprisals of there own.

Meanwhile, here in America the other pincer is quietly being inserted into our backsides as Obama prepares on September 25 for an expected 50,000 Muslims to attend a ” Day Of Islamic Unity” on Capital hill. Islamic prayers will soon roll across the reflecting pool to echo off the Lincoln Memorial.

On the surface these two things seem to have little in common, But consider this; In a country that preferentially gives Islam special standing and privileges to the exclusion of all others, are we not but one or two steps from it being illegal for any other religion to be given the same respect?  Especially if it is deemed “offensive” to the Muslim sensibility?

“Building a Church is a ‘Sin’ Against God, Says Egyptian Muslim Council,” by Mary Abdelmassih for AINA, August 31:

Cairo (AINA) — A controversial Fatwa (Islamic edict) prohibiting the construction of new churches in Egypt has provoked considerable discussion and spiraled into a crisis, involving the Fatwa Council, Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh, Christian and Muslim religious personalities, and the media. It was also reported on 8/26/2009 that the jurists who issued the Fatwa are under investigation on orders of the Grand Mufti and the Justice Minister.

The Fatwa (Arabic) in question was issued by the Al-Azhar affiliated “Dar el-Eftta” — Fatwa Council for Islamic interpretations of laws in Islam. It stated “the will of a Muslim towards building a Church is a sin against God, just as if he left his inheritance towards building a nightclub, a gambling casino, or building a barn for rearing pigs, cats or dogs.”

It was issued in response to an inquiry sent to the Fatwa Council by Dr. Naguib Gabraeel, President of the Egyptian Union Human Rights Organization (EUHRO), asking its opinion as to what he read in an article written by a prominent writer about what was stated in a textbook taught to third year students, Muslims and Christians, at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, on Inheritance and execution of wills. Gabraeel’s inquiry pertained specifically to a quotation from the textbook “it is forbidden for a person to donate money for what would lead to sin, such as donating in his will money towards build a church, a nightclub, a gambling casino, towards promoting the alcohol industry or for building a barn for rearing pigs, cats or dogs.” He went on to inquire “So what is the Shari’a position to what was mentioned especially concerning the will of a Muslim to donate for the building of a church or a monk’s cell? If the answer is prohibition, aren’t these houses where the name of God is mentioned? Is not Christianity a recognized religion according to the Egyptian constitution? There are also a lot of wealthy Copts and Coptic businessmen who donate towards the building of mosques.”

The Fatwa Council replied affirming the correctness of what came in the textbook and issued a Fatwa on September 10, 2008 (document number 1809), which is also published on its official website.

To highlight the reason for this “sin” the Fatwa went on to state: “Salvation in the Christian religion is the belief in Jesus as Lord, where Muslims fundamentally disagree on it. Muslims believe that Issa [Jesus in Arabic] peace be upon him, is a slave of Allah and His Messenger, and that Allah is one. He begets not and He is not begotten and there is none like unto Him. So if it is seen that one sect has deviated from this absolute Monotheism, then according to that person’s own religion he is forbidden to donate for the erection of buildings where Allah is not worshiped alone.”

According to Mohammed el-Maghrabbi, deputy chief of the Faculty of Law, and author of the controversial textbook, what he wrote is a principle agreed upon by all Islamic jurists. He added that a will, if devoted by a Christian for building a Church, is forbidden and sinful and is considered in Islam as separation from God. So it is also illegal if a non-Muslim wills his inheritance towards building a Church or a Synagogue.

This Fatwa has shocked many as it classified churches with nightclub, gambling casinos, and places for rearing pigs and dogs, which are considered ‘unclean’ animals according to Islam and Muslims.

Read the rest of this story at AINA

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3 Comments on “Egyptian Muslim Council Bans Construction of New Churches, Equates Christian Churches to Nightclubs, Casinos, and Pigstyes”

  1. islams not for me Says:

    And this is why I consider allah not the God of the Holy Bible and Tanakh but a pagan idol.

    Muslims who do such things in islamic countries donot care for Non muslims such as Christians, Jews and many other groups but are hate mongering morons.

    Whats worse is that these types of islamists want to push sharia laws upon we non muslims in the West? Its high time to refine our current laws and stop thier sharia ‘dahwah’ here!!

  2. Bob Says:

    Local communities here should ban the construction of mosques and footbaths, as well as any renovation or expansion thereof.

  3. Me Says:

    The West should just ban Islam all together, pack ’em up and ship ’em out.

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