Sharia Law? Four Christians Arrested For Passing Out Gospel Outside Arab Festival

Joe Schoffstall | June 23, 2010
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In the heavily Arab suburb of Dearborn Michigan, four Christian evangelists were arrested on public property just outside of an Arab festival for disorderly conduct. The 'disorderly conducted' stemmed from passing out the Gospel of John in English and Arabic to people as they were leaving the festival. According to the AP, "Christian proselytizing at the festival has been a matter of dispute for several years." After being stopped by the police minutes after arriving, the evangelists were taken to the security booth, photographed, had their camera taken away, ID's were turned in for their information, even their cell phones were taken for a little while, according to one of the individuals within the video. Later, they were let go after the cops "explained the rule." That rule was the Christians had to be at least five blocks away to 'distribute anything.' As PowerLine reports:

Under Sharia law, it is forbidden to proselytize to Muslims, and no Muslim can leave the faith. Dearborn, Michigan, is home to a substantial Muslim population, and there is strong evidence that local authorities now enforce sharia in preference to the Constitution of the United States.

  It seems the police officers of Dearborn forgot that on public property you have the right to distribute the Gospel of John in English and Arabic without being arrested.