UAE Becomes World's First Country to Restore Iraqi Churches Destroyed by ISIS
The United Arab Emirates is teaming up with UNESCO to rebuild two Christian churches in Mosul, Iraq that were destroyed by ISIS in 2014.
The partnership was signed at UNESCO headquarters in Paris last week and makes the UAE the first nation in the world to restore churches in Iraq destroyed by ISIS.
The program is part of the UAE's "Year of Tolerance" campaign and is an extension of a $50.4 million agreement signed in April 2018 to help rebuild the cultural heritage of Mosul. The UAE has committed to restoring Muslim, Christian, and Yazidi holy sites in Mosul....
No, it doesn't make them government churches, but it should be remembered especially with the Orthodox Church, it's their nature to be closely allied with the government. This of course before even before the Muslims were around.
Youth in Asia, from what I read from other sources , these would be functional churches. Apparently the UAE is the exception that proves the rule about, https://tinyurl.com/3kjl3 (Islam: The Religion of Peace)‚Ěó I doubt if they are westernized yet, but it does appear there are a few churches in the UAE‚Ěó