In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Washington, DC (06/30/2004) - Last week ISCA reported the latest news from outraged Muslims everywhere, that the Saudi's began another campaign to destroy the cultural heritage of Muslims. We must report once again that Wahhabi extremists in Saudi Arabia have not stopped their wanton destruction of historic relics and have now stepped up their efforts by destroying the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, in the holy city of Makkah.


Workers have enclosed the 1,500-year-old house with black tarps and have already begun destroying the foundation of the historic structure to make way for construction of the new King Fahd Library. This is the latest desecration in a coordinated campaign of cultural terrorism being waged by Wahhabi radicals against some traditional Islam's most revered holy sites. They have already demolished the home in which the Prophet of Islam grew up, turning that site into a public restroom, and they had already built a library over the house in which he was born. Now they plan to destroy the structure completely.


Only recently, ISCA called the world's attention to the destruction of five of the renowned Seven Mosques initially built by the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) greatest Companions, and the tearing down of the ancient Mukabarriyyah in the Prophet's (PBUH) Mosque. Years earlier, we revealed that Wahhabis had desecrated the Holy Kaaba - Islam's holiest shrine. Under the guise of a restoration project, these extremists modified the interior of the structure, substituted new stones for the originals, dumped those treasured relics in the Red Sea and absconded with the Kaaba's ancient treasures.


This latest information has been independently verified by academic sources. The first destruction of the birthplace of the Prophet (PBUH) was mentioned in the Saudi newspaper al-Bilad (5/25/1370 Islamic Era) and a current report published 5/26/2004 available at the ISCA website shortly in Arabic and English.


"We implore the Saudis, and particularly King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz--for the sake of culture, history and civilization--to give his orders to stop the destruction of these structures and repair the damage that has already been done to them," states ISCA Chairman Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani.


ISCA appeals to media outlets and other international forums to circulate this information widely and call attention to these heinous acts of vandalism. ISCA also calls on each and every government, non-governmental organization and institution to contact the Saudi Embassy in Washington and demand that they stop the destruction. We call on Muslims and people of faith around the world to repudiate this egregious act of cultural terrorism.


Saudi Embassy contact information in the U.S.:

Phone/Fax: (202) 342-3800; fax (202) 944-5983; email