Sunday, February 17, 2013

4 Christian Foreigners Arrested In Libya For Proselytizing

It's perfectly okay for Muslims to proselytize. In fact they do it all the time in the West, they're compelled to. Search for 'Street Dawah' in Youtube and you will come up with a slew of videos of Muslim street preachers doing their thing from the streets of London to the streets of L.A. But Christians doing the same thing in Muslim countries wind up arrested and often jailed because unlike the West- where freedom of religion is an inalienable right- it's a crime to even distribute bibles or books about Christianity over there. In fact, it just happened in Libya:

Four people from Egypt, South Africa, South Korea and a Swedish/U.S. citizen were arrested on "suspicion" of proselytizing. The Swedes have confirmed, the U.S. has refused.

The four were arrested in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday and are under investigation for printing and distributing books that proselytize Christianity. Police said they found 45,000 books in their possession and that another 25,000 have already been distributed.
Bin Hamid said that embassy officials have visited them. He would not say where they are being held.
Last year, the International Committee of the Red Cross had to suspend its activities in Benghazi after assailants launched attacks on its offices. The aid group was accused by some in Libya of distributing Bibles and proselytizing.

Quran 2:256 of Al-Baqara "There is no compulsion in religion"? Right.

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