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Reader comment on item: Churches in Saudi Arabia?

Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Mar 21, 2008 at 15:51

If Saudi Arabia is truly planning to allow the building of churches, then it must also allow the building of synagogues and other places of worship. Ma'adi, a suburb of Cairo, still has a functioning synagogue, the Meyr Biton temple (Bassatine News, www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/5855/bar-mitzvah.htm)

and Cairo has more synagogues (although some are derelict); also, Anglican, Episcopalian and other places of worship exist there. I, personally, do not have faith that Saudi Arabia will actually come through with its proposal to allow the building of churches. If this idea comes to fruition, it could diminish the appeal of Islam, and cause mass conversions to other religions, which is against Islam.

Therefore, I will wait and see if this freedom of religion really happens---it sounds too good to be true.


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