RAZING PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S (PBUH) BIRTH PLACE
the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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