Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dr. Mordechai Kedar: "The land without Muslims"

To read this article from the Jewish Press by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, kindly click on the following link:

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-land-without-muslims/2013/05/19/0/

From the Jewish Press:

The land without Muslims

The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.

 
Latest update: May 20th, 2013

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.

Quotes:

The official policy of Japan is not to give citizenship to Muslims who come to Japan, and even permits for permanent residency are given sparingly to Muslims. 
Japan forbids exhorting people to adopt the religion of Islam (Dawah), and any Muslim who actively encourages conversion to Islam is seen as proselytizing to a foreign and undesirable culture. 
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The official policy of the Japanese authorities is to make every effort not to allow entry to Muslims, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. Japanese society expects Muslim men to pray at home.
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Japan forbids the establishment of Islamic organizations, so setting up Islamic institutions such as mosques and schools is almost impossible.  
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Japan manages to remain a country almost without a Muslim presence because Japan’s negative attitude toward Islam and Muslims pervades every level of the population, from the man in the street to organizations and companies to senior officialdom.