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This Muslim Country Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Easter

From PJ Media
By Bridget Johnson    |   March 25, 2016

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The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai is decorated for Christmas in December 2015.

While Christians in some parts of the Middle East are being driven out of their ancestral lands and killed for their faith, one Gulf nation is trying to make Easter colorful for its Christian expat community.

Islam is the official religion in the United Arab Emirates, and apostasy is officially a crime. But the country that thinks “go big or go home” for every other holiday isn’t about to miss out on the season of bunnies and Peeps.

About 9 percent of the UAE’s population is Christian, according to the CIA World Factbook. A little over three-quarters of its people are Muslim, with religious minorities including Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Druze, Jewish and more comprising the balance.

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