“Proselytising for religions other than Islam is prohibited in the UAE.” How odd! Does the entire UAE governing establishment misunderstand Islam’s expansiveness and openness to other religions? Shouldn’t Hamas-linked CAIR be issuing Action Alerts calling on the UAE to change this law so as to avoid besmirching Islam’s sterling record of tolerance? Honest Ibe? Brave Ahmed? Slick Nihad? Anyone? Anyone?
Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Dubai. “Dubai to remove end of world billboards: Report,” from AFP, April 12 (thanks to Twostellas):
DUBAI – HUGE billboards posted by fundamentalist American Christians across Dubai proclaiming that the world will end next month are to be taken down, a local newspaper reported on Monday.
‘A billboard advertisement claiming that May 21, 2011 will be the ‘judgment day’ according to the Bible, and which shocked many and dismayed others, will be removed,’ the Gulf News daily said, quoting a senior official.
‘The great and terrible day, who shall be able to stand?’ read the billboards set up by a group which runs a religious radio network named ‘Family Radio’. ‘The municipality will remove these advertisements as soon as possible,’ Ms Mona Khamis Ebrahim, who oversees advertising campaigns in Dubai, told the English-language daily.
‘This was an unintentional mistake… the section receives and licenses thousands of advertisements daily. Anything in contradiction with the Islamic religion is not permitted to be advertised,’ Ms Ebrahim said.
Proselytising for religions other than Islam is prohibited in the UAE….