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Intolerance in Saudi Arabia

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Submitted by Tom Simon (Canada), May 18, 2004 at 21:00

Why are we so surprised that the Saudis don't allow churches, synagogues or Hindu temples to be built anywhere in their Kingdom? As far as I know, they don't permit the presence of Shiia mosques either! Why should they be more tolerant towards the infidels than towards their own co-religionists who happen to slightly deviate from what is considered the "correct" version of Islam in Saudi Arabia?
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