Danny Nalliah loves to tell a good story, and he doesn’t seem too concerned about letting the truth get in the way of the telling! According to Nalliah he spent two years in Saudi Arabia in the 1990’s smuggling bibles into that country. He claims that he had over 400 bibles sitting on a table when Saudi Soldiers came along but that God made them blind to the bibles and left without arresting Nahliah. He claims they never entered the building.
Yet In the SMH sotry I posted on another thread Nahlia told the story like this: One night 20 soldiers ”gave the dreaded knock on the door”. There were 400 Bibles stacked on his lounge room floor. His wife and children were sleeping in their beds. Calling on God, he says he confused the soldiers minds with prayer – such that they forgot why they were there – and they left soon after. This, too, was a miracle. At the Rise Up Australia Party launch, he reduced this story to one line: ”In Saudi Arabia, my wife was nearly raped and killed.”
So which was it Danny – the knocked and knocked but couldn’t come in, or they came in and were blinded by God to the bibles or your wife was nearly raped? Which story Danny – pick one and stick with it.
In one interview Nalliah claims that “It’s a very well-known fact that if you have a Bible at customs when you enter the airport, and if they find the Bible, that the Bible is taken and put in the shredder,” He goes on to say, “If you have more than one Bible you will be taken into custody, and if you have a quantity of Bibles you will be given 70 lashes for sure – you could even be executed.”
What Danny claims as a well-known fact is in fact a lie. You will not be executed for having quantities of bibles – as a foreign national you would be deported – you might spend some time in gaol – perhaps severla years, you would not be excecuted.
<a href=”http://ukinsaudiarabia.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-saudi-arabia/”>THIS</a> UK diplomatic web site spells out what could happen –and it is clear that there is no problem at all for a foreign national to carry their own bible into the country with them – it will not be confiscated and it will not be shredded. “Severe punishment (imprisonment and deportation) can result should such activities come to the attention of the authorities. The authorities also stamp firmly on attempts at proselytisation or conversion of Muslims to Christianity. (However, non-Muslims are free to worship in their own homes).” Hmmm…no sign of getting 70 lashes for having more than some arbitrary amount of bibles in your possession.
If indeed Nahlia was even in Saudi Arabia, and if indeed he was ever smuggling bibles, and if indeed he ever had as many as 400 (exceedingly doubtful) he was never at risk of his life and he was never at risk of getting lashed.
Danny loved a particular Islamic convert to Chrsitianity, one Nasir Ahmadi and his wife Zahra who immigrated to Australia from Iran and converted from Islam to Christianity. Zahra changed her name to ‘Mandy’ and both she and her husband then dedicated their lives to converting Muslims to Christianity.
On the 18th of December 2011, Nasir claimed that his wife had gone missing. He, and his church colleagues (especially Danny Nahlia) started claiming that she had been kidnapped by Muslims. This allegation gathered so much momentum that it was presented in the mainstream media (for example, this article from SMH).
The article states:
THE husband and friends of an Iranian woman missing in Victoria since December 16 fear she has been abducted by Muslim hardliners because of her attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity….
Danny Nalliah sent an email to his mailing list calling for ”urgent prayer” for Mandi and the family. He said he had known the family for eight years and they took a leading role in helping Muslim asylum seekers.
Nalliah told the Herald Mrs Ahmadi ”really stuck her neck out” trying to convert Muslims and her husband was sometimes very worried for her. He said her zeal had come to the attention of militants, possibly in Iran itself.
So Danny Nalliah had another go at Muslims, apparently they’re all so violent and Nasir was a wonderful example of a Muslim that embraced a ‘better’ way of living. This poor man’s wife had been kidnapped by those violent Muslims for converting them to Christianity and sooner or later the power of prayer would turn up some clues or, better yet, her safe return.
Sadly, Nasir wasn’t telling the truth. Detectives in Victoria dug up a newly laid concrete slab at the Ahmadi family home and found Zahra’s remains underneath. Within a few hours, Nasir confessed to killing his wife. The sad conclusion to this horrible story can be found here
Ahmadi had reported Zahara missing two days after she vanished on December 16 last year.
Seems Danny is so caught up in extremist claims of his own that he can’t recognise others doing the same as him.