In a message dated 19/03/2015 01:37:28 GMT Standard Time, xxxxxxxxx writes:
I am no fan of Israeli's but where is the decency of president Obama in congratulating newly elected PM of Israel? So called leader of free world have all the decency in bowing, kneeling down in front of a fanatic muslim king of Saudi Arabia but not even courtesy of congratulating newly elected prime minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu.
Only God knows where USA, one of greatest power on earth and richest country so far in this world, is moving but it is obvious that all who voted for Obama, are speechless. As far as I know, approximately 95 % of Indian-American voted for Obama. How can we expect that such Indians have any commonsense left and they will ever be able to help suffering India?
............................and that king, is in picture for you to know and decide. Unbelievable for me, what do you think?
Saudi Arabia gives highest honor to Zakir Naik, who said Muslims can have sex with female slaves
March 6, 2015 Leave a comment
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And the winner is… Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz presents Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, with the 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam
Zakir Naik, a renowned Indian Islamic scholar and an authority on comparative religion, has received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes from the country’s new King Salman for his service to Islam.
He is the same man who had earlier said that ‘Quran allows Muslims to have sex with female slaves’.
Naik has been frequently at odds with the West for his views on terrorism.
In 2010, Britain had banned Naik from entering the country, citing his “unacceptable behaviour”.
Naik had reportedly said Muslims should beware of people saying Osama bin Laden was right or wrong, adding: “If you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.”
In a story published in Mail Online, he was qouted as saying, ” ‘There are many verses in the Quran which say you can have sex with your wife and with whatever your right hand possesses.”
“Right hand possesses,” he went on. “Which means your slaves.”
King Salman presented the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2015 in five categories on Sunday at a glittering awards ceremony in Riyadh.
The KFIP recognises the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five categories — Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine and Science.
Each prize consists of a handwritten Arabic certificate on the laureate’s achievements, a commemorative 24-carat 200-gramme gold medal and a cheque of USD 200,000.
“Islam is the only religion that can bring peace to the whole of humanity,” Naik said in a video biography aired at the ceremony.
Mumbai-born Naik, 49, is the president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India and one of the world’s most renowned non-Arabic speaking Islamic scholars.
He was awarded the KFIP for his services to Islam for a lifetime’s teaching about Islam, his work on comparative religion and for founding the Peace Channel, a comparative religion TV channel.
The other prize winners included Saudi Arabia’s Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Kaki in the Islamic Studies category for his research on the cultural heritage of the Muslim holy city of Medina and Jeffrey Ivan Gordon of the United States in the field of medicine for his research which has enhanced understanding of diseases such as obesity — a growing problem in Saudi Arabia.
In the science category — Michael Gratzel of Switzerland – was awarded for his development of solar cells while Omar Mwannes Yaghi of the US was the co-winner for his work in the new field of metal organic frameworks.
No prize was awarded in the Arabic Language and Literature category this year.