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.

For his Christian counterpart, click here.

56 thoughts on “Islamic Scholar: Allowing Churches in Islamic Nations Just Doesn’t Add Up”

  1. Maaarrghk!

    “The local Muslims here have been praying towards TEL-AVIV, whilst under PORK that was mixed with the plaster on the ceiling for the last 35 years.”

    Rule Britannia!

    Sorry to see that your country is so f . . . up, quite a pity too. What with your history. How the hell did you go from Britannia Rules the Waves to a third world country in less than 100 years?

    I think I know but would be interested in your thoughts.

    We are soon to be a third world country and for the same reasons.

  2. What is the first thing that Bill says to Hillary after he has sex? Hillary, I’ll be home in 5 minutes.

  3. AY,

    I know some guys name theirs, but I think “frustration” would be an odd choice.

  4. Today Sweden is passing a law to ban the building of mosques in that country. Whenever the Middle East does such a thing it’s called fanaticism, but when the West does it, it’s called protecting a heritage – double standards for sure! That being said, it appears that almost every religion divides people.

  5. To act based on belief versus fact is inherently irrational, donnatella. To paraphrase Clinton, “I feel your frustration.”

  6. Here is my example of a leading CHRISTIAN figure in America testifying Islam is not a RELIGION! What is the difference? We have a leading fiure saying basically we shouldn’t worship Islam here…. yet, we are worried about another crazy idiot in a foreign country saying the same about Christianity and Judaism…

    I hope this helps elucidate my point.

  7. I’ve noticed quite a few posts against extremist Islam, but it’s out of balance and disproportionate… I see far too few crazy Christian or Crazy jew or Crazy Hindu stories…

    They’re out there. Just because fundamentalist Christians aren’t killing children in America, doesn’t mean their influence is any less detrimental or psychologically traumatizing.

    We as a culture seem to focus on the “other” people and what they’re doing.

    Sometimes you just have to call a spade a spade and realize that there are just INSANE people out there… they would be insane regardless of what religion they cling to. Think about the situation in the Middle East–they’ve been embroiled in our BS for decades now with no relief! Imagine seeing war your entire life, from birth to death…

    I hope someone understands where I am going with this.

  8. 1) Governance is the realm of the actual and as such must be rooted in fact.
    2) Beliefs are not facts.
    3) Religion is the realm of belief.
    4) Ethics are the study of the actual.
    5) Ethics are not the same as religion. Ethics has self-correcting mechanism for verification whereas religion has blind acceptance.
    6) All religions get abused by sociopaths and evil doers.

    Ergo, to eliminate abuses and error in governance all religions should be kept out of politics. Even those on “your” side. If you want “good” governance, leave out God no matter His name and insist on the application of ethics to address the “goodness” of governmental action.

    Those are facts, Ben.

    Contrast with the wishful thinking you call facts in justification of your bias.

  9. And I should have known I was talking to a brainwashed Jesus Nazi. Have a nice day, Ben.

  10. Simply amazing. To lay bare facts before you, the best you can muster is to sling out an accusation of bias.

    I should have known I was talking to Neville Chamberlain.

  11. 13 Bdaman 1, November 29, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I see you’ve offered a better explanation. Very well thought out indeed.

    40,000 more troops to Afganistan, only two more days until the official annoucement.

    Your W offered up 60,000 to sacrifice at one time. This is 20,000 less potential casualties than W’s. You do the math, if one nation we helped beat the USSR wishes to do battle against us, would it not only be fair to use the weapons that were provided against us? Do not forget that even if they lose, Bin Laden’s family still makes money on construction contracts. Oh and W’s family too. Hmm, seems like someones making the money and it ain’t you bdaman.

    You see, Badman, some could say that you can’t spell. Which is ok. I just thought Bdaman stood for Black Damian. Which is the french variation of Damien. Remember the Omen?

  12. Crusades.
    Witch Trials.
    Repression of women and minorities.
    Forced conversion.
    Complicity in war crimes.

    Yep. Christianity has a spotless track record there Ben.

    But I’m way out of line. Uh huh.

  13. RE:It’s a deeply flawed religion. But so is Christianity.

    You cannot be serious. There is no comparison to be made on equal footing. Not in this century. Sure, you may point to the days of old, the Spanish Inquisition, the persecution of Galileo, etc., but to compare modern Christianity to the barbaric nature of Islam as it has been and as it is now is itself a flawed comparison.

    Islam’s Qur’an leaves room for its spiritual leadership – its imams – to preach, condone, encourage, applaud, cultivate, foment, espouse or otherwise embrace hatred toward non-Muslims, consider Jews and Christians as pigs worthy of killing, is intolerant toward the beliefs of non-Muslims, justifies killings of any Muslim who leaves Islam to convert to another religion, beheads and maims as a form of punishment as taught by the Qur’an.

    The same cannot be said about the Bible and modern day followers of Christianity.

    While Jesus brought scripture and messages of love and tolerance, the main teachings of Mohammed is that the Koran was the last revealed book and he himself was the last and final prophets and his teachings took the place of all earlier ones.

    Nope. The comparison can’t be made and suggests you don’t understand the message of Islam and its danger to western civilizations.


  14. Anyone who has seen the recent documentaries on the Coptic Christian community in Cairo will be under no illusions as to how non-muslim minorities are forced to live in muslim run countries.

    Having said that, I have lived and worked among muslims of all shades, from the ones that use their “religeon” as an excuse to cause trouble, to those who are genuinely good people with no desire whatsoever to blow me up.

    Some 35 years ago a mosque was built in my home town. A loan was given by the local council to the muslim community so that it could be built. We are still waiting for the first repayment. During building work, the local Ayatollahs would come around. Nothing was ever good enough, cheap enough or being done quick enough.

    These whackos seriously under-estimated the Builders of The Peoples Republic of Yorkshire, who, armed with compasses and bacon sandwiches set to work.

    The local muslims here have been praying towards TEL-AVIV, whilst under PORK that was mixed with the plaster on the ceiling for the last 35 years.

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