February 18, 2015 9:30 am -

[su_right_ad]I was hopping he was kidding. But this is a society that beheads people. And they are our good friends.

The comments have sparked discussion about Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative religious authority, which holds sway over the nation’s newly enthroned monarch, King Salman.

The controversial cleric, Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, was caught making the comments in a short video clip posted to YouTube on Monday.

In response to a question posed by a student, al-Khaibari says the Earth is “stationary and does not move.”

While al-Khaibari’s remarks have been mocked on social networking sites such as Twitter, regional experts say his anti-science stance is embraced and promoted by leading Saudi clerics in charge of the country’s religious authority.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to Saudi Cleric Asserts Sun Revolved Around Earth

  1. Red Eye Robot February 18th, 2015 at 9:45 am

    This is almost a good as Marie Harf explaining how muslims join ISIS and cut off heads because they can’t get a job

    • William February 18th, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Almost as good as the Fair and balanced people carrying terrorist water…..again.

    • edmeyer_able February 18th, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Kinda like every RWNJ or tea party d*uche bag that when he gets fired goes back and shoots the boss and a few co-workers. Now do you see the similarities?

    • Mike February 18th, 2015 at 10:09 am

      But not as funny as Christians who laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

      Or when they feel insulted and “dehumanized” when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

      Yes, religious fundamentalists are a crazy and dangerous lot.

    • jasperjava February 18th, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Economic insecurity is a huge factor in social and political unrest. But thanks for showing off your ignorance. I bet you’re proud of it.

      If we were to make a list of the crazy things conservatives believe, the internet would run out of pixels.

      I bet you believe that President Obama is a Muslim who sympathizes with terrorists. That he was born in Kenya. That his real father is Malcolm X. That he increased the deficit. That the earth is flat and only 6000 years old. That Sarah Palin and George W. B*$h are geniuses.That Sadaam had workable WMDs in 2003. And on and on and on.

      • FatRat February 18th, 2015 at 1:13 pm

        If we were to make a list of the crazy things conservatives believe, the internet would run out of pixels. (LMAO)

        Einstein said that:
        Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. (Now I’m worried about a pixel shortage. lol)

    • tracey marie February 18th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      more lies and brietbarting from the teabagger in residence

    • Bunya February 18th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Almost as good as God instructing Dubya to “bring democracy to Iraq”, which is exactly what he did. Notice how well THAT turned out.

  2. Suzanne McFly February 18th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Is Texas missing one of their leaders?

    • mea_mark February 18th, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I wish …

  3. illinoisboy1977 February 18th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I don’t mind someone using their faith to explain the currently unexplainable. But, to proclaim as fact, something that has been scientifically disproven for centuries, is not “faith”. It is ignorance and obstinance.

    • tracey marie February 18th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      like xtians and their belief of creation and that dinosaurs and people walked together, that god in the basis for our government, that kind of ignorance and obstinance

      • illinoisboy1977 February 18th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

        Yes, just like that! 🙂

    • craig7120 February 18th, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      So a god is only as good as the science allows?
      I admit that’s not much of a god, but cool by me.

  4. Foundryman February 18th, 2015 at 10:24 am

    What is it with religious fanatics and denying science? If these people are this stupid with verifiable facts, how stupid can they be with everything else?

  5. mfr4 February 18th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Seems fair, we don’t know how the tides work either.

  6. ValianThor February 18th, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt! (sound of buzzer)
    The cleric and the
    Copernicans are both Wrong. The Sun and all bodies trapped in it’s
    orbit revolve around a common axis; and depending on where the masses
    are, it is a good distance from the Sun’s center.

    • jasperjava February 18th, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you Mr. Kepler.
      However, heliocentric theory is certainly “less” wrong than 6000-year-old flat earth at the center of the universe theory. Surely you concede that.