Monday, 17 October 2011

The new Wahhabi propaganda centre to be opened in Vienna (formally called the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) will have a full set of diplomatic privileges. It will effectively have the status of an embassy, meaning that Austrian police will not be allowed to enter it; its officials will have diplomatic immunity; and it will not have to pay taxes. No taxes were paid on the purchase of the property either.

Apparently the Vatican (which is nonetheless participating in the venture by naming one of its nine directors) was unhappy about the receipt of these special privileges.
The idea of the dialogue center arose following a meeting between King Abdallah and Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The Vatican is interested in any move toward openness on Saudi Arabia`s part. According to an insider, the Holy Father`s goal is that of a church opening its doors in Jeddah. Yet this is a long way off. The Holy See has therefore spent months pressing for the dialogue center not to be granted the status of an international organization. In vain.

The governments of other countries competed for the privilege of playing host to this centre.
Madrid, Geneva, and London also lobbied, incidentally, to have the center. But King Abdallah decided on Vienna at an early stage. He will have had his reasons.

Even the head of Al-Azhar University warned the Austrian foreign minister against accepting the proposal.
When Spindelegger visited Egypt in April, he was warned by Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand sheikh of Cairo`s Al-Azhar University, against providing the Saudis with a platform. The grand sheikh pointed out that the nature of the mindset globally propagated by the Wahhabis was well-known.

Sources: ORF, Die Presse
Via: SOS Heimat


Mullah Lodabullah said...

Where the harlot travels, the beast won't be far behind.

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