Friday, December 23, 2011

Put that woman down, you're under arrest!

In the land of the two holy places, a group of 35 Christians arrested recently are now being charged with "mixing of the sexes," a crime with grave punishments, up to and including death.  Since Christianity is illegal in Saudi Arabia, that charge could be leveled as well.  Unlikely, as the Saudi's would then suffer the international condemnation of persecuting someone because of their religion.  Islam is a religion of tolerance, after all and if you say differently you will be beheaded.  Especially if you are anything but Muslim.

From ICC December 21

Saudi Arabia Arrests Ethiopian Christians For “Mixing With Opposite Sex”

Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2011)-International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Ethiopian Christians who were arrested seven days ago in Saudi Arabia for holding a prayer meeting are now being charged by Saudi officials with mixing with the opposite sex. In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for men and women (non-family) to be in the same room together.

The six men and 29 women were holding a weekly prayer meeting on December 15 when the Saudi police arrested them. Christian leaders say that the accusation of “mixing with the opposite sex” is only an excuse, and believe that the Christians were arrested for practicing their faith. The Christians have not yet been brought before any court.

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