Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jesus found in Dubai mosque.

As an Expat, one tends to hear or see things that are so different from good old SA, it sometimes boggles the mind.

Today I read a story here in our local newspaper that I find extremely...funny. For those of you that don’t know, I live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

A man was "questioned" by police here in the UAE after he entered a Mosque and claimed to be Jesus Christ. You can read the story here as reported by Gulf News.

In the UAE it is against the law to insult any "recognized" religion.

Strangely enough, the prosecutor mentioned, "In case preliminary interrogations prove that he did claim & that he is a prophet then this suspected act is incriminatory and punishable by law." You see, certain factions in Islam consider Jesus as a prophet.

I think many Christians may be offended on the prosecutor's stance that Jesus is a prophet and not God. Will they charge him?

Personally, I think the guy that claimed he was Jesus Christ, was most probably crazy. You must be to do something so stupid in a Mosque. We will have to wait and see how this plays out.

Do you have any strange stories to share from the respective countries you find yourself in?

9 comments:

Disa said...

nice. im trying to imagine how this sort of scenario would go down in a big US evangelical mega church; if someone got up during the service and said they were JC. or gay.

Anonymous said...

They would be welcomed with open arms. Anything goes, in the so-called hurches" of the US.

Disa said...

after they have been put through a rigorous gay "de-programming" seminar, that is.

SA Expats said...

Disa - Lol! Pray the gay away! :)

To be honest, in the UAE being gay is against the law, they normally lock gays up and give them hormone therapy.

Disa said...

seems to be all the rage in saudi and bahrain.

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