Monday, November 26, 2012

Saudis open interfaith dialogue center in Austria

The interfaith dialogue thing seems great. But is the conversation intended to be one way?

From the Arab News:
The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) will promote world peace and serve the humanity, said Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal [in Vienna] yesterday.

Speaking to reporters after attending the center’s opening ceremony, Prince Saud said: "This is a historic day. We hope the center would contribute to bringing people closer and settle their disputes peacefully."

The opening ceremony was attended by Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo and hundreds of religious leaders.

Prince Saud said he hoped the center would "bring peace and understanding between the various religions. Religion has been the basis for many conflicts."
Yes it has. However, it is a capital offense for Saudi Muslims to convert to another religion.

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