Muslim cleric says no greater sin than wishing Merry Christmas to a Christian

Muslim cleric says no greater sin than wishing Merry Christmas to a Christian

I can envision this becoming an advice column for liberals eager to learn proper protocol in all matters Islamic. I can even recommend a name for it: “Ask Dr. Naik.”

That’s Zakir Naik in case you’re wondering, and according to his Twitter bio, he is “a medical doctor by professional training” and is “renowned as a dynamic international orator on Islam and Comparative Religion.”

It is this latter area in which he presumably lacks professional training that he offers his advice on religion:


It seems a tad extreme, but he has other tweets on the topic, including one that points to his official fan club on Facebook.

I appreciate that this in no way prevents Christians from wishing each other a Merry Christmas (or wishing Jews a Happy Hanukkah and so on), but shouldn’t liberals, who profess to champion inclusiveness and oppose the building of walls between cultures, be at least put off by this?

(h/t Daily Post)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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