To: All Msg #113, Dec-23-92 09:24AM Subject: Merry
From: Simon Clippingdale
To: All Msg #113, Dec-23-92 09:24AM
Subject: Merry Christmas Saudi Arabian Style (from s.r.i)
Organization: Department of Computer Science, Warwick University, England
From: email@example.com (Simon Clippingdale)
Thought y'all might find this article, culled from soc.religion.islam,
interesting. Those threads they have over there with titles like "Is it
OK to kill ?" always tickle me (anyone remember the
stuff about dropping homosexuals off cliffs?).
Ho ho ho, as we say around this time of year.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian)
Subject: Is it okay under Orthodox Islamic teaching to kill non-Muslim dakwa
Originator: email@example.com (Zeeshan Hasan -Moderator)
Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org (Zeeshan Hasan)
Organization: Oberlin College Computer Science
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1992 20:07:47 GMT
I read this article (included below) today. I have heard sentiments
from American Muslims that it's not proper under Islam to kill dakwa
people of other religions (unless they attack you physically). Is this
an orthodox Islamic belief, or is it just a reflection upon the fact
that these Muslims who voiced this opinion are Americans, and American
culture cherishes religious freedom? If American Muslims (or Muslims of
any other nationality for that matter) have proofs (scripture) to back
up that position, or if others have proofs to back up the other
position, could you email me with them? Thank you.
------ Ramos appeals to Saudi Arabia king for Filipino preacher
MANILA, Philippines (UPI) President Fidel Ramos Tuesday appealed to Saudi
Arabia's King Fahd to pardon a Filipino born-again preacher scheduled to be
hung on Christmas Day in Riyadh.
``I wish to make a personal appeal to Your Royal Highness to spare Oswaldo
Magdangal from execution,'' Ramos said in a letter to the monarch. ``As you
know, 25 December is observed as a universal day of peace and forgiveness. I
believe that the significance of the season would not be missed by Your
Magdangal has been accused of preaching the Christian faith in Saudi Arabia,
a Muslim country. Aside from Ramos' letter, the government also instructed
the Philippine ambassador to Saudi Arabia to help secure Magdangal's release.
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