Why Christianity Is Surging in the Heart of Islam

Espada, an architect, is one of the millions of foreign workers transforming the former desert oasis into a global center for business and travel. The UAE’s Dubai is the fifth-fastest-growing city in the world; its population is now more than 80 percent migrant.

The great majority of migrant workers in the region come from India and Southeast Asia, sometimes suffering exploitation in labor camps to send a collective $100 billion back home. As an American, Espada is unusual.

But as a Christian, he is not. Today the Pew Research Center numbers Christians in the Arabian Peninsula at 2.3 million—more Christians than nearly 100 countries can claim. The Gulf Christian Fellowship, an umbrella group, estimates 3.5 million.

These migrants bring the UAE’s Christian population to 13 percent, according to Pew. Among other Gulf states, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar are each about 14 percent Christian, while Oman is about 6 percent. Even Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest cities (Mecca and Medina), is 4 percent Christian when migrants are counted.

christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/september/christianity-islam-saudi-arabia-uae-migrant-workers.html

That may be-but they can not worship openly in Saudi Arabia

I do wish people would read up on the core of islam rather than keep referring to a couple of flowery verses in the meccan verses.it has all been abrogated … they are nill and void…
“come into my parlour said the spider to the fly”.

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