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Time for open defiance

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 5, 2014 at 00:02

Dear Dr Pipes,

On the one hand (as you reported) we are facing muslim-only enclaves in western cities and on the other (I have learned that) Christians are not allowed to pray openly in Saudi Arabia. Can some Christians living in Saudi Arabia confirm or deny this? How about the other infidels (like Hindus)? Can Hindus openly practice their religion in Saudi Arabia? Can someone confirm or deny?

Dr Pipes, I think that time for open defiance has now come. Hindus and Christians living in Arabic states should independently or jointly organize peaceful but open religious services. Rent a hotel conference room. Advertise. Congregate and pray. What will the Saudis do? Arrest the worshippers? Deport them? In that case take video cameras and recording devices. Create videos and post them on You Tube. Time for open defiance has now come.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

It is true about Christians not being able to pray openly in Saudi Arabia. I discuss this here.

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