(RNS) — The Jewish Community of the Emirates has so far met in an unmarked home in a residential location in Dubai so as to draw little attention in this predominantly Muslim country.
A new anti-discrimination law is being abused to censor critics, but that doesn’t mean there’s a limit on freedom of expression, say officials who misrepresent the facts.
Last week’s royal decree, which leaders touted as a shield against religious hatred and discrimination, is already being used as a sword to suppress government critics.
Anti-discrimination laws should protect people. The United Arab Emirates’ new law, issued by royal decree, criminalizes the criticism of religions and ideas. It should be scrapped.