Saudis said to choose against building a
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CWNews.com) – The president of the Middle East Center
for Strategic Studies, Anwatr al Oshqi, has reported that Saudi Arabia’s
royal family has decided against building a in the kingdom.
Earlier this month
weighing a proposal for the construction of a . That report
came as a surprise, since the Saudi regime does not allow public worship by
any faith other than Islam.
In November 2007, when
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him to allow the building of a .
While it was not an official response to that request, Al Oshqi’s report
carries considerable weight because it was made during a broadcast on the Al
Arabiya news channel, which is owned by the Saudi royal family.