“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed today that it abides by human rights including the rights that are endorsed by the Islamic Sharia,” reports IMRA.
The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Fawzi Abdul-Majeed Shobokshi, said this in a speech at the UN: “Human rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were those recognized in Islam. They might not extend what the Almighty had prohibited, or transgress what the Almighty Allah had ordered.”
It is doubtful, then, that Shobokshi believes in any right of a Muslim to leave Islam, or any right of non-Muslim dhimmis to share equal rights and dignity with Muslims in Islamic societies. For these rights are not recognized in traditional Islamic jurisprudence.
Shobokshi also complained that “some media repeatedly pretended that Islam and Muslims had become the source of terrorism and violence.” I trust he will take up this complaint with Osama bin Laden, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, Indonesia’s Abubakar Bashir, England’s Omar Bakri, the Internet wolf-crier at the Daleel Al-Mojahid Yahoo group, and all the multitudinous other Muslims who have linked Islam to terrorism and violence without any prodding from the media at all.