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Other religions in the UAE

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Submitted by Zeena (United States), Nov 9, 2011 at 10:14

What this person is saying about freedom of religion in Muslim nations is not true, for what I have read and learned from people who have lived in some of those countries. I read that you may not practice your religion other than Islam in Saudi Arabia. No Bible or crosses are allowed . Same in northern Nigeria.

I know people who lived in UAE. They told me that there is a Christian church in the outskirts Abu Dhabi. UAE is different than Saudi Arabia ,it is much more open and modern.They consider Saudi Arabia backwards. Jews are not allowed in either country, and if a person has visited Israel prior to going to the UAE, he/she is not allowed to enter the country. The Islamic countries do not show Israel in their maps. We also read daily about the attacks and killing of Christians and other religions, and burning of churches in Islamic ruled countries. Ask the Copts in Egypt about how the Muslims majority in their country treat them. They are 10% of the population, and the numbers are decreasing due to exodus to other countries less hostile to them. Egypt used to be a Christian nation, a Coptic nation, until Islam invaded it. Muslims in general do not tolerate other religions, but they want to be tolerated, accepted ,and accommodated in western democratic nations. Where is the sense of reciprocity?

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