Non-Muslims Banned From Mecca And Medina

Mosques and Islamic Centers across the United States of America openly promote bigotry and exclusionary practices against non-Muslims. When an American convert/revert to Islam wishes to go on Hajj to Mecca the U.S. Saudi Consulate requires this document from a Hajj visa applicant, “If the applicant has converted to Islam, an Islamic certificate must be presented; this needs to be notarized by an Islamic Center.” Without the “Notarized Islamic Certificate” from a United States Mosque or Islamic Center ones Hajj visa to enter Mecca and Medina is denied based solely on religious affiliation.

The Saudi Arabia government is a sovereign nation and has the right to practice whatever apartheid policies they wish. American Mosques and their Imams are condoning Islamic apartheid by supporting the Saudi government’s bigoted exclusionary practices in Mecca and Medina while operating as tax exempt entities here in the United States. The practice of supporting Muslim supremacist apartheid in Mecca and Medina by the United States Muslim community is offensive and morally reprehensible.

The Saudi Government has made it illegal for any non-Muslim to set foot on Mecca and Medina Soil. If a non-Muslim is discovered on Mecca or Medina soil that individual will be thrown in jail for violating Saudi Shariah Law. The Islamists believe the infidel/non-Muslim is unclean and therefore excluded from entering Mecca and Medina. The equivalent would be if the Vatican only allowed Christians or Catholics on Vatican soil to the exclusion of everyone else. I can hear the outcry from civil and human rights groups around the world blasting the Vatican for it’s exclusionary apartheid policies – and rightfully so. Yet when Saudi Arabia does the exact same thing the world is silent and submits to this abhorrent practice. Why the double standard and why the silence from the worlds intellectuals, human and civil rights activists, Imams, and mainstream media?

Andrew McCarthy said, “The supremacist edict that bans non-Muslims from Islam’s core territories was not, after all, al Qaeda’s idea. It comes, undeniably, from Islam itself: “The pagans are unclean,” instructs the Qur’an’s Sura 9:28, “so let them not, after this year of theirs, Approach the Sacred Mosque.” Muslim leaders across the United States are unapologetic and silent because the Qur’an demands all Muslim’s submit to the politics of Sura 9:28. I am sure there are some American Muslim leaders who are against this supremacist apartheid edict from Allah to the Angel Gabriel to Muhammad but they live in fear if they publically speak out. If any Muslim speaks out about the bigotry and hatred towards non-Muslim in Mecca and Medina they will be charged with blasphemy to Allah, Muhammad, and Islam itself. If any Muslim calls for the opening of Mecca and Medina to all people of the world they will put their very lives at risk from their fellow Muslims.

Non-Muslims will applaud these integrationist Muslims as liberal reformers who understand the American political concept that, “All men are created equal…” I believe the Islamists will have to follow Shariah law because Allah’s laws supersede all man made laws on earth. The classic manual of Islamic sacred law, Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) page 789 s4.6 states they(blasphemers) act as if they are “above the Sacred Law” and in that case the “Imam of the Muslims or his representative is obliged to kill him.” Now you understand exactly why many Islamist reformers are silent due to fear of their fellow Muslims killing them. Muslims legally killing their fellow Muslims over leaving Islam and blasphemy laws is a common practice. I can just imagine how much the silent majority of Islamists must despise non-believers when talking amongst themselves behind closed doors. The Qur’an 9:28 teaches we infidels are unclean and not pure enough to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. According to Qur’an 9:28 all men are not created equal

The 5th Pillar of Islam is the Hajj and one of the foundations of Muslim life. How contemptible is the 5th Pillar of Islam when it demands Muslim’s submit to this bigoted, exclusionary, and hateful practice of excluding all non-Muslims from Mecca and Medina.

Yes, I say hateful with the utmost conviction, Qur’an verse 9:28 states clearly all Infidels are “unclean”. The Government of Saudi Arabia honors the Qur’ans demands and has made it illegal for infidels to step foot on their precious soil. American Imam’s must also believe all Infidels are unclean because they are complicit in helping any American Muslim to participate in the Hajj to the exclusion of everyone else who is not a Muslim. Rep. Keith Ellison just recently returned from Hajj knowing the majority of his constituents are excluded legally from following his example. I was offended by South African apartheid as I am offended by Islamist Apartheid.

I call on every Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center that is a registered tax exempt 501(c)(3) to demand publically Saudi Arabia stop their apartheid supremacist practice of excluding all non-Muslims from stepping foot inside Mecca and Medina. I demand all Imams and Islamic civil rights groups stand up for the civil rights of non-Muslims who are marginalized as sub-human and denied entry inside Mecca and Medina based solely on being non-Muslim.

The issue of Mecca and Medina apartheid bigotry and hatred is a crystal clear issue of right and wrong. You are either for Mecca and Medina apartheid bigotry and hatred against non-Muslims or you are against it. I am against it – What are you? Let the conversation begin.

Alan Kornman

ACT! For America

Orlando Chapter


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