Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Christians cleared for witnessing to Muslims

From WND -

Jurors in Michigan have rejected, at least for now, the concept of a "dhimmi" status for Christians, ruling that four evangelists who went to an Arab festival not just to be present but to "change minds" did not commit a breach of peace as police had claimed.

The word comes from the Thomas More Law Center, which defended the four Christians after they were charged for being at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Mich.

Officials said the verdict came from a jury of six Dearborn residents late Friday, who concluded that Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, Negeen Mayel and David Wood were not guilty of breach of peace charges.

The issue strikes directly at the heart of what many fear is developing across the nation: where Muslims are given a special treatment that subjects those of other faiths to second-class status.

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2 comments:

callieg said...

This is a real eye opener. How can this be happening in America. Where are the public officials? Why are they allowing this? Why can't Christians set up a booth and hand out tracks in arabic. Why don't the mayor or govenor do something?

Anonymous said...

It's a conundrum -- protecting freedom of speech vs risk violent reaction from offended parties. I'm guessing the special treatment of Muslims in the U.S. with regard to their faith has a lot to do with the very real threat of a violent reaction. Re: Desecration of the Qu'ran in Lansing, MI resulted in Christians being attacked in Kashmir, India. Even the idea that Christians could be found not guilty of a crime in professing their faith at a Muslim event might be enough to start a riot somewhere in the world. Sad, but true.