By Law, All United Arab Emirates Citizens Are Muslim

December 13, 2015 by Janelle P in Middle East

Islam dominates private and public life, as well as the political discourse of the country. Consequently, all citizens are defined as Muslims. The law does not recognize conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the legal punishment is death. The government does not allow any formal or informal education that includes religious teachings other than Islam.

Evangelism is prohibited, but non-Muslim groups can worship freely in designated buildings or private homes.

Christians who are from a Muslim background and Christian ex-pats face thee most persecution in this country.

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