Al-Mutairi Againist the Buddhists
"MP Mohammed Hayef Al-Mutairi has warned of serious consequences if the government allows the Buddhists to celebrate their festival at the Al-Qadsiya Sports Club premises.I suspect the "festival" in question in Vesak, the Buddha's birthday, which falls about now. The Buddhists among Kuwait's guest workers have been able to celebrate it in the past, and I don't see where al-Mutairi has gotten his way.
"He stressed allowing such events to take place in Kuwait amounts to support wrong faiths and deeds and behaviors which are contrary to Islam - the faith of the Kuwaiti society.
"It can be recalled that, recently Al-Hayef had vowed to hold the concerned minister responsible if American University of Kuwait (AUK) went ahead and held a get together involving students of both sexes.
"In response to the warning the Minister of Education and Higher Education Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf responded and ordered the cancellation of the function."