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Mr. Geert Wilders’ warning to America and 10-point action plan

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Mr. Geert Wilders’ warning to America and 10-point action plan, was delivered on April 29, 2009, Florida. USA. Many of his talking points remain true today for reasons that might or might not be obvious to some (Hint: Barack Hussein Obama was elected in 2008 and reelected 2012.)


I. Mr. Geert Wilders’ 10-point action plan

1. Stop cultural relativism. Acknowledge the fact that not all cultures are compatible with each other, and that Western dominant culture is rightfully based on the Judeo-Christian principles and humanism, and not on Shariah laws and savagery.

2. Stop pretending Islam is a religion. Islam is NOT a religion but a totalitarian political ideology (%90) masquerading as a religion (%10) with religious rituals. Therefore, it should be recognized and categorized as such, so that religious freedoms enjoyed in the West do NOT apply to Islam.

3. Stop the lies, taqiyya, propaganda and educate the public about the true face of Islam. While Islam is not comparable to any of the major true world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism), it is comparable to other totalitarian ideologies (Fascism, Communism).

4. Stop mass immigration from Muslim countries.

5. Outlaw Shariah Law and deport its practitioners.

6. Ask immigrants to sign legally binding pledge of integration and allegiance to their new home country.

7. Stop building new mosques (many of which function as jihad centers that preach hatred, violence, and terrorism against non-Muslim host country) unconditionally.

8. For each new mosque to be built in the West, Saudi Arabia needs to reciprocate so that a new Church or Synagogue is built there.

9. Close all Islamic schools (many of which are madrassa, or Islamist brainwashing and indoctrinating setups to seed hatred, spread Wahhabism, and theologically train future jihadists)

10. Get rid of the weak, traitorous, corrupted, Shariah compliant leaders in the West.

II. Full speech, video:


III. Full speech, text:

‘I wish I had come to a place they call they call ´sunshine state´ with better news but it would be very unwise to deny that the situation indeed is very gloomy, and it might take a while for you to understand the situation that we are in now. Maybe you as Americans still think that Europe is a place with a great culture and a profound way of looking at things. Maybe you see immigration as something that is inherently good for our country as it contributed so much for the United States, and I understand that. But Ladies and Gentleman the Europe as you know it from visiting Europe or from stories from your parents or friends or whoever, is on the verge of collapsing.

We are now witnessing profound changes that will forever alter Europe’s destiny and might send the Continent in what Ronald Reagan once called: “A thousand years of darkness.”

And the takeover of Europe, that is currently taking place, is part of a global fight, a global fight of Islam for World domination.

Let me tell you first, that Islam is not a religion. Islam is a totalitarian political ideology. Islam hearts lies at the Koran and the Koran is a book that calls for hatred, that calls for violence, for murder, for terrorism, for war and submission.

The Koran calls upon Muslims to kill Kuffars, non-Muslims. The Koran describes Jews as monkeys and pigs, and Churchill, and I agree with him, Churchill compared the Koran, the book in the 50’s, to Adolf Hitlers book Mein Kampf.

Ladies and Gentleman the core of the problem with Islam is twofold, First, the commands of the Koran are not limited by place or time, they apply for all time, to all Muslims of the World.

Second, the Koran is Allah’s personal words that leaves no room for interpretation, therefore, there is not such a thing as a moderate Islam. Of course, there are many moderate Muslims, but a moderate Islam does not exist.

As the Turkish Prime Minister Mr. Erdogan once rightfully said, he said: “There is no moderate Islam, Islam is Islam”

Apart from the Koran, the life of the Prophet Mohammed is very important for you to understand, in order to understand this terrible ideology. Mohammed plays the crucial part in this Islamic totalitarian ideology. Mohammed in fact is the role model for all Muslims in the World but, who was Mohammed? Mohammed, in fact was a pedophile, was a conqueror, was a Warlord and in establishing Islam he preached violence and the slaughter of non-Muslims.

He took part in 78 battles and slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayzah and Mohammed once said and I quote: “I have been ordered by Allah to fight against people until they testify that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger”

And, indeed, Mohammed’s behavior inspired Iran’s former leader the Ayatollah Khomeini to say and I quote: “The purest joy in Islam is to kill and be killed for Allah”

And Mohammed’s behavior and the Koran inspired Jihadists all over the World to slaughter innocent people like they did in Washington, in New York, in Madrid, in London and in Mumbai.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Islam has always intended to conquer Europe and it has done so for centuries.

The Christian city of Constantinople fell in the 15 century and now in the 21st century. Islam is trying again, but this time, not with Armies, but through the application of Al Hijrah the Islamic doctrine of migration. As expounded so masterfully by my good friend Sam Solomon in his. The doctrine that is based on the example of Mohammed who himself migrated from Mecca to Medina.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi said and he unfortunately is correct, and I quote: “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe and there are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe, without swords, without guns, without conquest. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn Europe into a Muslim continent within a few decades” Ladies and Gentlemen, unfortunately Gaddafi is right.

The Al-Hijrah doctrine is and has been very successful in Europe for the first time in World history there are dozens of millions of Muslims living far outside the dark area of Islam, the Islamic World, and that poses enormous problems to the West.

Ladies and Gentlemen Al-Hijrah may be the end of the western civilization as we know it, for Islam is not coming to our societies to integrate or to assimilate but wants to dominate, and wants to submit us all, and the most dramatic situation is the one in Europe today.

My country is in the process of becoming Hollandistan as Europe is becoming in the process of becoming Eurabia. Only 12% of the German Muslims see themselves more German than Muslims, and churches throughout Europe are emptying out whereas Mosques are shooting up like mushrooms. Many evil phenomena such as Burqas, honor killings, female genitalia mutilations are becoming more and more prevalent. Sharia testaments, Sharia mortgages, Sharia schools, Sharia banks, Sharia courts and even sharia Barbie dolls – Europe has them all today.

And I have not even mentioned the fact that for instance 70% of all crimes in the European city like Copenhagen are committed by Muslims. Indeed, we let in the Trojan Horse and the free World is now facing a Stealth Jihad, the Islamic attempt to introduce Sharia Law, bit by bit.

Allow me to give you a few examples also of the Islamization here in the United States:
Muslim taxi drivers in Minneapolis have refused over 5,000 passengers because they were carrying alcohol. Muslim students are demanding separate campus housing. Muslim women are demanding separate hours and gyms, and swimming pools. Schools are already banning Halloween and Christmas celebrations. Indeed, schools are taking pork off their cafeteria menus to avoid Muslim students.

Ladies and Gentlemen, be aware that this is only the beginning. If things continue like this, you will have the same problems that we are facing in Europe today. And if we do not stop the process of Islamization, I am sure we will lose everything, we will lose our identity, we will lose our culture, we will lose our Democratic Constitutions, we will lose our freedom, we will lose our Civilization.

In Europe we are already losing the fight for freedom of speech. We are losing the fight to criticize Islam and I think that criticizing religions and ideologies, always, always ought to be possible in a free World. Human rights exists for the protection of individuals, not religions and certainly not ideologies. so I propose that all the hate speech laws in Europe are to be repealed.

Europe ought to defend the freedom of speech.

In fact Europe should adopt a US model like the First Amendment. The difference between United States and Europe and the area of free speech is for instance shown by the example of my short film Fitna.

A few months ago, I was invited to show Fitna in the Senate, in your democratic Senate, by Senator Jon Kyl and in contrast to that the screening of my film Fitna was banned twice in the terrible European Parliament, and let us see to which the Freedom of Speech is exercised not only in Washington DC but also in Brussels and Strasbourg, and that is why we do need a European First Amendment.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is one country in our Western Civilization that has been forced to fight the forces of Jihad for its values since the very day of its existence: Israel the Canary in the Coal Mine. Let me say a few words about that wonderful country.

I had the privilege myself to live in Israel for a few years and since then I have visited that country many many times. Why? Because I love it, I do love Israel.

However, in Europe, being Pro-American, being Pro-Israel makes you an endangered species. Israel is a Beacon of Light in an area, the Middle East, that is pitch black everywhere else.

Israel is a Western Democracy, whilst Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and all the other countries in the region are medieval dictatorships. And the so -called Middle East conflict, as you all know it, is not about land at all. It’s a conflict about, once again, about ideologies. It’s a conflict and a battle between Islam and Freedom. It’s not about some land in Gaza or Judea or Samaria, it’s about Jihad.

To Islam the whole of Israel is occupied territory. They see Tel Aviv and Haifa as settlements as well, and I am very much in favor of a two state settlement solution but then the two state solution from Winston Churchill in 1921, when Palestine was partitioned into a Jewish and an Arab part, Arab Palestine, Ladies and Gentlemen, is now called Jordan and I think that Jordan is the Palestinian State.

Islam forces Israel to fight. Israel is not just fighting for itself, Israel is fighting for all of us, for the entire West, just like those brave American soldiers who landed in Sicily in 1943 and stormed the Normandy beaches in 1944.

Young Israeli men today, young Israeli Women today, are fighting for our freedom, are fighting for our civilization, and like Bosnia, like Kosovo, like Nigeria, like Sudan, like the Caucasus, like Kashmir, like Southern Thailand, like Western China and the South of the Philippines, Israel is situated exactly on the dividing line between Dar al-Islam, the Islamic World and Dar al-Harab, the non-Islamic World. It is no coincidence that it is precisely this dividing line, where blood is flowing and war is raging in many many areas.

And, we have to get rid of that politically correct fallacy that it is all about separate conflicts, it’s not. Let us please allow ourselves at least to see the big picture, which is, that all those conflicts, have to do with Jihad, Jihad in the spirit of Mohammed. Ladies and Gentlemen, Europe ought to fully back Israel to the hilt and help us fight against those that threaten it, whether it’s Hezbollah, whether it’s Hamas, or Nuclear Iran. Also, because of it’s history, Europe has certainly the moral duty and obligation to prevent at all cost, another Holocaust against the Jewish people.

Ladies and Gentlemen, still Islam is not our No. 1 problem, our No. 1 problem is called ‘Cultural Relativism’, the Elites that rule our countries have converted us to this sick philosophy a long time ago. Government leaders, Judges, even Churches, Trade Unions, Universities, the Media, all of them are blinded by political correctness and have chosen the side of Islam. They feel sorry for Muslims and pity them. ‘Cultural Relativism’ is weakening the West day by day. As a result of this ‘Cultural Relativism’ a little bit of the Free West dies everyday. Many Politicians, seem to believe, unfortunately, that their job is not to defend democracy but to help to make the transition to Sharia as smooth as possible.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am often asked whether I have any answers to all the problems that I mention or what those answers might be. Well, let me tell you, I certainly have a lot of answers. Here are a few things that I believe we should do in the West, to stop the Islamization.

First, I have already said it, we have to stop the idea of ‘Cultural Relativism’. Get rid of the misconception that all cultures are equal. They are not. Our culture based on Christianity, on Judaism and Humanism is far better than the Islamic culture. So we should stop it.

We should also stop pretending that Islam is a religion, sure, it has religious symbols, but it’s not a religion. It is a totalitarian ideology and the right to religious freedom should not apply to Islam.

We should stop the mass immigration from Muslim countries. We have to stop it, today. No more immigrants from Muslim countries. We have to stop the Al-Hijah.

We have to encourage the voluntary repatriation. We have to expel criminals. We have to expel criminals with dual nationality even if we have to de-naturalize them and send them back to their homelands. I think we need a European First Amendment to strengthen our freedom of speech.

I think we have to have a contract, in any Western Country, a contract, a binding contract signed by everybody there, of Assimilation. We need a Pledge of Allegiance in all Western countries for people to adhere to our values as well.

We have to stop the building of new Mosques. We have to close the Mosques where incitement of violence is taking place.

We have to close down Islamic schools, for they are fascist institutions, where young people are brought up with an ideology of violence. And, last but not least, we have to get rid of the weak leaders that we have.

We have the privilege, until today, to live in a democracy, and let us use that privilege in order to exchange our own values.

We need indeed, in our Western World today, we need more leaders, we need more Churchill’s and we need less Chamberlain’s. We need strong leaders like we have here today, like Alan West and Adam Hasner, we need strong men like that.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in short, we have to go on the offensive, my message of this evening is that we have to go on the offensive. We have to start fighting back, there is no alternative other than fighting back. We must no longer allow ourselves to remain seated in our armchairs and get trampled over. If they bombard us with Sharia Law as they do, then we shall bombard them back with our Human Rights and our Freedom of Speech. if they bombard us with all their court cases we will bombard them back with all our court cases, against them. We have to fight back and show them indeed millions, millions of people…..


I assure you that I will continue my struggle for Freedom, and indeed a struggle it is.

After Fitna had been screened for the first time last year, there were threats. Don’t ever dare to criticize Islam publicly, you will get threats of Economical Boycotts, your flag, like the dutch flag will be burnt all over the World You will be prosecuted, like I am to be prosecuted in my own home country, and also in France and Jordan, I face prosecution.

I have been barred from entering the United Kingdom, Lord Malcolm Pearson just spoke about it, but also barred from going to Indonesia.

The most radical Imam in the Netherlands is threatening to sue me and demanding a compensation, and a Parliamentary Bill, even today in the Netherlands in my own country, is currently being drafted with the aim of protecting Islam from criticism, and on top of all this, because of my view of Islam anybody else who dares to stand up and criticize Islam, Al-Qaeda is there determined to kill me, and others who speak out against Islam.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I told you I was going to be blunt, I was going to be tough, but there is no alternative for this. In spite all this bad news, fortunately there is also some good news I can share with you and there is no doubt in my mind that at the end of the day, even though it is five minutes to twelve, Freedom will prevail. There are already some hopeful signs.

For instance, last week, in my own Parliament in the Dutch Parliament, they accepted a motion, a resolution, proposed by my own Party, seeking to block any dialogue between Government Officials and Hamas. And, according to the most recent opinion polls, already for months now, if elections were to be held in the Netherlands today, my own Party, the Freedom Party, will be the largest Party in the Netherlands. So you might be looking at the next Prime Minister of the Netherlands. So, I ask you, if it can be done in the Netherlands, why not throughout the whole Western World.

If the Netherlands were the first country to end up the Multi-Culturalist Swamp why can’t it be the first Country to find a way out. Why are there not other countries where people stand up and win the elections and make some changes.

Finally, Ladies and Gentlemen, of course, we in Europe, we in the Netherlands, I myself, have not forgotten to whom we owe our Liberties. Our Liberties were bitterly fought for by American Soldiers. American soldiers fought, bled, and died for the European freedom. American soldiers did not die for an Islamized Europe, they died for a free Europe. We owe, we owe something to those brave men, those brave American men, their legacy can not be squandered and cannot be given away. The third President and his spiritual father of this great Nation, once said and I quote: “The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance” as so often Thomas Jefferson was right.

Our freedom must be safeguarded, and it is, we, ourselves, as we are sitting here, that must do so, that must act. A period of inattention of dropping our guard, for even a short while, might cost us our freedom, just like that. It has happened before in history, please let us not allow it to happen again.

Everything we stand for has to be defended, everything we are, everything we have, with all our might, our identity, our culture, our democracy, our freedom and our civilization is at stake.

We owe it, Ladies and Gentlemen, to our children..

So Ladies and Gentlemen, I leave you with the expression of our determination. We will never give up, we will never give in, we will never never, ever, surrender. Thank You.’

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Islamic propaganda- Wahhabi hate-filled reading materials

Wahhabi hate-filled reading materials.


Wahhabi hate-filled, poisonous reading materials have been found in abundance in mosques around the world, in Saudi textbooks, in Wahhabi publications, and even in pamphlets distributed by the Saudi embassies.

1. The 9-11 Commission Report.

According to the 9-11 Commission Report, the current threat that the United States faces is not simply “terrorism, some generic evil,” but rather “Islamist terrorism” inspired by “a long tradition of extreme intolerance within one stream of Islam” that flows through the founders of Wahhabism, the Muslim Brotherhood and prominent thinkers schooled in the Salafi tradition. Moreover, a recent Freedom House report contends that the “spread of Islamic extremism, typically Wahhabism, is the most serious ideological challenge of our times,” evidenced by ample amount of hate-filled, poisonous reading materials systematically funded, incorporated, produced, and distributed by Wahhabi leaders and Saudi government.


From Wahhabism to Daesh.

2. Freedom House Report.

Freedom House report on Saudi literature in the United States, conducted in 2003 in which 200 different titles of literature either on bookshelves or in libraries in American mosques were collected across U.S. Here are the results …

Travelers in the United States were advised in the pamphlets with the cover “Greetings from the Cultural Attaché of the Saudi Embassy”, distributed by Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., to “be dissociated from the infidels; hate them for their religion; leave them; never rely on them for support; do not admire them; and always oppose them in every way according to Islamic law. Whoever helps unbelievers against Muslims, regardless of what type of support he lends to them, he is an unbeliever himself.”

There was much more than various hateful sentiments, as a consistent pattern emerged to clearly show an ideology that divided the world into Islamic world and non-Islamic world, or the world of infidels. It instructed readers that once they crossed the border into infidels’ lands, they would effectively live behind enemy lines. They must only be passing through, and they could not stay permanently there without a mission, which was either to convert the infidels, or to conquer them, by acquiring money, skill, materiels, to engage in jihads with terrorism training, on the use of different types of weapons and ammo. It also instructed that Muslim travelers must not have close relationships with infidels, nor even with any Muslim who was not of the Wahhabi type.

3. “Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Shari’a Law”.

The book “Radical Islam’s Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Shari’a Law” illustrated that the effects of Shariah Law were far reaching and more serious than just the Islamic capital punishments; they were sinister and insidious, as parts of a visible attempt to push the status of women, the criminal code, religious freedom, the judicial system, educational systems, and, so far to a lesser degree, the economy, into a 7th-century model, with a complete lack of due process stemming from vague and haphazard law and extra-judicial enforcement; cruel and unusual punishments (such as amputation, removal of eyes, stoning and crucifixion); the denial of equal rights under law to women, especially so in questions of marriage, divorce, inheritance, education and employment, but also because commonly the testimony of a woman is given less weight in court, either half that of a man, or occasionally a quarter (in cases of rape, there is a major problem in punishing the perpetrator because several female witnesses would be needed to counter the word of one man); and the denial of equal rights under law to non-Muslims, making them second-class citizens, or worse. For example, there is no penalty for killing a Baha’i in Iran because they have no legal status.

Nevertheless, the greatest danger that these laws posed was the destruction of the democratic principles, with the state enforcement of blasphemy or apostasy laws that can carry the death penalty, either against Muslims who were not part of the dominant group or who dissented from the state-imposed version of Islam, or who criticized the government’s policies. Such laws were often found to be applied only to non-Muslims.

Because there is essentially NO separation of religion and state in Wahhabism, all criticisms of the state become religious criticisms, and therefore, someone who criticizes a state policy or state laws can be charged with subversion of Islam. The accused of apostasy may face the death penalty, as the case in Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Afghanistan. Indeed, critics of government policies are charged with apostasy or blasphemy for challenging Islam, as debate, challenge, and questions themselves often become a capital offense.

Saudi Arabia’s support of, and funding for, Wahhabism were found to produce a radicalizing effect in countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. These effects are extremely destructive and antithetical to democracy as well as to the stated U.S. goals of the promotion of democracy around the world.

4. CMIP survey of Saudi Arabian Wahhabi textbooks.

In 2002, the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (CMIP) undertook a survey of Saudi Arabian Wahhabi textbooks, in 93 of which, taught in grades 1-10, mostly from the years 1999-2002, Islam was presented as the only true religion while all other religions were presented as false. “Islam is the only religion leading its followers to Paradise, whereas all other religions destroy their believers in Hell. The Muslims are, consequently, superior to followers of all other religions, in both this world and the next.” In addition, Christians and Jews in particular were denounced as infidels, with Jews especially being presented as enemies of Islam and of Muslims. “Muslims may not befriend them, nor emulate them in any way, lest that lead to love and friendship which is forbidden.”

The textbooks also made clear that the West was the source of all misfortunes of the Muslim world, spreading “its cultural and intellectual influence in various fields including the spread of Western practices and habits, from Western democracy to Western influence in the fields of literature, art, music, the media, fashion, education and research, including Christian missionary work, Western humanitarian and medical aid, and even Western-invented computer games.”

“the Jews are a wicked nation, characterized by bribery, slyness, deception, betrayal, aggressiveness and haughtiness.” As such, they have been “a harmful element in world history,” and are responsible, inter alia, for “the French and Bolshevik revolutions and for the outbreak of World War I.”

5. Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a rather well-known antisemitic hoax describing a Jewish plan for global domination, was relied on as an integral part of Wahhabi propaganda, even gave a historical context to the lies, indicating that “perdition is the desired fate for Jews.” Zionism was presented as an evil movement. Accordingly, “Zionism strives towards world domination or, at least, towards territorial expansion in the Fertile Crescent and Arabia. It uses evil means to direct world history, including some non-Jewish auxiliary organizations like the Freemasons and the Lions and Rotary clubs.”

6. Israel was never recognized.

In Wahhabi textbooks, Israel was never recognized as a sovereign state and its name did not appear on any map. Instead, all maps bore the name Palestine. Israeli regions such as the Negev and cities such as Haifa and Acre were presented as Palestinian. Palestine was presented as a Muslim country occupied by foreigners who defiled its Muslim holy places, especially the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The occupation of Palestine was portrayed as the most crucial problem of the Arabs and the Muslims, “who should all join forces for the total liberation of Palestine and its purification” from the Zionists.

7. War, jihad, and martyrdom against non-Muslims are celebrated.

The Saudi textbooks, even grammar books, were full of phrases celebrating war, jihad, and martyrdom against all non-Muslims, not just Jews and Christians, consistent with the content of the Koran (Quran) and the Sunnah.

8. Democracy demonized, Shariah Law glorified.

Just as the reading materials issued by the Saudi embassy and all the Wahhabi publications worldwide, the Saudi textbooks rejected Western democracy, and praised lives under Shariah Law. About 30,000 Muslim children attended Saudi-funded Wahhabi day schools, or madrassa, in America. Intolerance and outright rejection of American values and democratic ideals, the hallmark of classical Wahabbism, were often taught.

9. “Muslims will fight and kill Jews”.

Susan Katz Keating, from FrontPage Magazine, noted that the Saudi-Wahhabi worldview was generously infused into these madrassa where Muslim children learned classical Wahhabi philosophy, just as confirmed by the CMIP study, that on Judgement Day, “Muslims will fight and kill Jews. The cowardly Jews will seek refuge behind trees. Much like the trees in the forest scene from the Wizard of Oz, these trees will become animated and aggressive. They will call out to the righteous: ‘Oh Muslim, Oh servant of God, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him,'” and “it is better to shun and even to dislike Christians, Jews and Shiite Muslims,” that it was acceptable to hurt or steal from non-Muslims, and that Muslims were obliged to see all infidels as enemies. 

10. Kitab at-tawhid (“Book of Unity”, aka “The Rule Book”).

Some of the rules found inside the Wahhabi rule book:

a. Shrines shall be forbidden

b. Every Muslim woman should wear purdah or be subject to severe punishment

c. Men have to compulsorily grow beards

d. Women should not be allowed to work. Exception can be made only if the family is in need

e. Men and women should not mingle together in public

f. No weeping loudly at funerals

g. Abide by the Shariah Law; every offense committed shall be punishable under this law

h. All men should wear trousers which are above their ankles

i. No laughing loudly or listening to music; no dancing or watching television.

11. Conclusion.

Wahhabism is the strictest, most radical, most intolerant form of the Islamic death cult, as if the cult itself isn’t bad enough already, and it actually formed the basis for many of the commonly known strict practices of the cult, such as the segregation of the sexes, the prohibition of the sale and consumption of alcohol, a ban on women driving, and numerous other social restrictions. The puritanical and iconoclastic philosophies reflected in this sect historically have resulted in conflict with other Muslim groups. Wahhabism opposes most popular religious practices such as saint veneration, and the celebration of Mohammed’s birthday. In 2005, the U.S. State Department again designated Saudi Arabia as a “Country of Particular Concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act “for particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” According to the State Department’s 2005 International Religious Freedom Report on Saudi Arabia, as members of the Shi’a Muslim minority continue “to face political and economic discrimination,” and non-Muslim groups are not granted freedom of worship, whether public or private.


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