We have another close ally this month attacking the most fundamental principles of freedom of religion. While Kuwait was only too happy to see non-Muslim U.S. troops fight (right) and die to save its country from the Iraqi invasion, it announced a few days ago that it would not allow new churches to be built in the country as an insult to Islam and Sharia law.
Kuwaiti legislators announced that the initial approval of Catholic churches in Kuwait would be blocked. Islamist lawmaker Ahmad Al-Azemi explained that Islam is the official religion of the country and the main source of legislation. He insisted that Islamic scholars are unanimous in banning the building of non-Muslim worship places in the Arabian Peninsula.
Just for the record, we sent about 425,000 US troops to liberate Kuwait and U.S. taxpayers spent $61 billion on the war.