Saudi Arabia: Only Mosques Allowed

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

A Saudi Arabian official says mosques can be the only places of worship in his country, rejecting pressure to change heavy restrictions on religions besides Islam.

Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites, implements a strict version of Islamic law.

It told a United Nations meeting that the kingdom allows other religions in private.