Sunday, December 24, 2006

Lack of tolerance in Kuwait

What's a Muslim to do? Don't wish a Christian merry Christmas, it's much better to figure out more ways to suppress the religious believes of others.

KUWAIT CITY: Is it religiously acceptable for Muslims to wish their Christian colleagues or acquaintances a Merry Christmas? In Kuwait, it depends on who you ask.

Days before the holiday that is not officially celebrated in this small oil-rich state, fundamentalists like Mohammed al-Kandari began urging fellow Muslims not to extend the greeting to Christians they know.

Al-Kandari, who heads the Society of Sharia, or Islamic law, told Al-Watan daily the celebration contradicted with Islam because Christians believe Jesus was the son of God.

Source: Should Muslims wish Christians a Merry Christmas? In Kuwait, some say no - Africa & Middle East - International Herald Tribune

I am anything but a moral relativists. It is wrong for Islam to exert the supremacy of their beliefs. Just as it is wrong for Christians to do so. For Al-Kandari to push for Muslims to avoid a common and civil holiday greeting is a further step down the road of intolerance. It is a road with a dead end, littered with the bodies of true believers.

Merry Christmas.

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