Theodore's World: How Christians Are Treated In Muslim Lands

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July 17, 2007

How Christians Are Treated In Muslim Lands

Cops beating Copts. Muslim police teach an Egyptian Christian his place in Islamic society.

How Christians Are Treated In Muslim Land

Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal. Easter celebrations are illegal. It is punishable by death for a non-mulsim to enter the “holy” muslim cities of Medina and Mecca.

Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.

Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.

Egypt - Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith. Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.

Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution. The country has passed the “Regulation of Religious Practice” law, which stipulates a punishment of two to five years’ imprisonment and heavy fines for anyone convicted of urging a Muslim to change his religion.

Syria - The constitution requires the president to be a Muslim and specifies that Islamic jurisprudence is a principal source of legislation. Sharing your Christian faith is discouraged as “posing a threat to the relations among religious groups” and carries a penalty of up to life in prison. A Christian is not allowed to proselytize – ever. Churches who want to hold an extra service must get a government permit. Sermons are routinely monitored, as is church fundraising.

Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.

Sudan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death.

Pakistan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims. Christians regularly put in prison for charges of blasphemy. Islam is the state religion, and in a court of law the testimony of a Christian carries less weight than that of a Muslim. Section 295(c) of the Penal Code calls for a death sentence for anyone who defiles the name of the Prophet Muhammad and requires the testimony of four Muslims for a conviction. This fosters an environment in which Muslims can feel free to use intimidation and violence against religious minorities for personal gain. Also, if any criminal Muslim rape with any Christian female and then take plea that she has accepted Islam and marry with him. Such person is not culpable under Pakistani criminal law

Qatar - Islamic instruction is compulsory in public schools. The government regulates the publication, importation, and distribution of non-Islamic religious literature. The government continues to prohibit proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims.

Malaysia - Under Malaysian law, any convert to Christianity must apply to a shariah (Muslim law) court to legally renounce Islam. Many Christians prefer to remain silent converts rather than take their battle to the shariah courts, where apostasy or conversion out of Islam is punishable by whipping, fines, imprisonment and—in the most extreme application—death. In a country where Muslims account for more than half of the population, conversion from Islam is punished with a 5-year prison sentence and a $3,000 fine. A Malaysian Muslim who marries a non-Muslim and who converts the non-Muslim to Islam is rewarded with an apartment, a car, a one-time payment of $2,700, and a monthly stipend of $270.

The Maldives - In the island paradise visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year, Christianity is simply not tolerated. While local Christians – said to number around 300 out of a total population of 300,000 – do get together to worship, they do so at the risk of imprisonment or worse if discovered by the Muslim authorities. Bibles are banned, and tourists can be arrested for trying to bring them into the country.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 17, 2007 12:40 AM


Thank you for posting this, most folks won't believe it even if they visit the foreign lands, see and hear the atrocities for themselves. Witness the behavior of the Pelosi traitors who went to undermine the president. The potential president of the United States was showing proper deference to the Muzzies by wearing a shawl to curry favor, the Muzzies were laughing their asses off at those fawning fools in their weakness.

Posted by: Jack at July 17, 2007 02:53 AM

And they say us Christians are the bad guys.
I don't think so.
We learned our lessons with the Crusades and we put that behind us and moved on.
They need to do the same.
If we have to share this world, it's best they just start accepting that NOT everyone is the same.
And that's a good thing.
We can't all be vanilla flavor. What a boring world that would be if we were all the same.

Posted by: Lynn at July 17, 2007 05:17 AM

The countries you mentioned are a prime example of what happens when priests consort with princes.

A state-sanctioned religion is a good thing... as long as your beliefs align with the Official State Religion. Problem is,as Heinlein put it, "One man's religion is another man's belly laugh".

But, I'm not laughin'

Posted by: Rick at July 17, 2007 09:18 AM

Jack they sure were your right. They msut be laughing a lot at how we cater to them at every whim they have. ( most of the time anyway)

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 17, 2007 11:13 PM

Lynn I agree we have to share this world. And Americans have been so great about that, I pray Islam never gets a strong hold here or we will see such changes it will be more like a nightmare.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 17, 2007 11:15 PM

Rick yes I know what you mean.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 17, 2007 11:15 PM

Time to burn the mosques.

Posted by: Smitty at July 21, 2007 04:13 AM

Lynn.. You claim to be a Christian but you say God made different religions to add flavor to life? That kind of goes against your upbringing, doesn't it? The difference between Christianity and Islam is Christ told you to love and forgive your enemy while Muhammad said to kill them. An enemy to a Christian is maybe someone who harms you or your family but an Enemy to a Muslim is someone who disagrees with the Quran's laws. To hell with Islam.. period. I don't want that flavor in my candy shop.

Posted by: Thomas at July 21, 2007 06:15 PM