Sunday, May 16, 2010

Why Islamic Nations Prohibit Churches

You have probably heard some folks suggest that new Islamic mosques should be allowed in non-Muslim nations only when places like Saudi Arabia allow Christian Churches.  Why don’t they?  The answer is clear enough.  Islam is the only “true religion.”  All others are false. Why would an Islamic nation that believes Islam is the only true religion allow others to mess with peoples minds and faith?  This is the logical position of Islamic scholars and leaders of Islamic nations.  Makes sense if that is your view.

On the other hand, Americans are of a decidedly mixed mind.  Even Christians can’t agree that Christianity is the truest religion.  Their ecumenicalism reveals their lack of certainty and dedication to their faith.  Who wins under this scenario.  Half-hearted Christians or whole-hearted Muslims?

The following from

Islamic Scholar: Allowing Churches in Islamic Nations Just Doesn’t Add Up

I just came across this video of prominent Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Naik explaining why Islamic governments like Saudi Arabia must be allowed to build mosques in other countries but correctly bans that construction of a single church or temple in its own country. The reason is simple math: allowing churches into Saudi Arabia would be like hiring teachers who cannot do simple math.

What I love about this video is the combination of arrogance and ignorance. The reason, it turns out, is that Islam is the only true religion. Therefore, it is an outrage for other countries to restrict construction of mosques but it would be an equal outrage to expect Saudi Arabia to allow a single church in the Kingdom.

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