April 18, 2012
As Saudi Arabia's highest Islamic authority has recently called for the destruction of all the churches on the Arabian Peninsula, religious rights groups are wondering why there hasn't been a global outcry over the persecution, CBN News reports. Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, wrote in a recent Townhall.com column: "Imagine if Pat Robertson called for the demolition of all the mosques in America. It would be front-page news. It would be on every network and cable news program. There would be a demand for Christians to denounce him, and denounce him they would -- in the harshest terms. The president of the United States and other world leaders would weigh in too. Rightly so. So why is it that when ... the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia declares that it is 'necessary to destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula,' the major media do not see this as even worth reporting?" May added that he believed U.S. leaders and others had kept quiet on the issue to avoid promoting the notion of "Islamophobia," but warned that "the world cannot stay silent much longer."