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    Michigan police arrest Christians for talking to Muslims

    June 25th, 2010, Ellis County Press



    Four Christians were arrested and jailed for talking to Muslims about Jesus, by order of police chief Ronald Haddad of Dearborn Michigan, who defended the arrests one week after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered those same police to let Christian evangelist George Saieg preach openly at a Muslim festival there.

    "We didn't distribute literature, or preach anything," said one of the four jailed
    evangelists. "We spoke only to those people who first approached us, we talked only about Jesus' love...and within minutes we were handcuffed and jailed." But Haddad was unrepentant. "We did make four arrests for disorderly conduct," Haddad told Worldnet Daily. "They did cause a stir" [with their free speech about Jesus].

    Is talking quietly about Jesus now disorderly, just because some Muslims get angry?

    "Allah Akbar!" shouted two Muslims as the Christians were taken away in handcuffs, by police who also seized the Christians' video camera evidence and refused to return video footage of the arrests.

    Live video is now on YouTube of another group of three evangelists being detained by the same police the very next day, because they distributed the Gospel of John on a public sidewalk outside the Muslim festival. This new video got 15,000 hits in 3 days, after the police told those being held that city policy states Christian literature is not allowed within 5 city blocks of the Muslim festival, creating a "banned-Bible zone" in violation of the First Amendment.

    "The police are enforcing Sharia law in America," said one of the four arrested Christians, explaining that Muslim Sharia law is not just about putting Burkas on women, but also prohibits anyone from talking to Muslims about Jesus, and prevents listeners from escaping Islam by converting to any other religion.

    Richard Thompson, President of the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), defends the Christians from the ministry called Acts 17, saying: "Contrary to the comments made by [corrupt Dearborn] Police Chief Ron Haddad, our Constitution does not allow police to ban the right
    of free speech just because there are some hecklers. Not all police officers approve of the way their department treated these Christians."

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    Is this very common in Michigan? Does anyone else have any other information on how the chritsians were behaving?

    It seems to be a blatant case of civil rights violations. Go police chief Haddad!
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    ...and once again our civil rights will be restricted because someone just HAD to be a dick about shit.
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    The right to distribute the material has a pretty good grounding in case law. I wonder if the christian proseltyizers became violent or did something else.

    Seizing cameras and refusing to return video woould also seem to be state crimes beyond the civil rights violations.

    Does anyone know if Cheif Haddad is muslim?

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    Oh this is gonna be good...

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    This is the most retarded thing I've ever read.

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    This is absurd, I am sure when they take it to higher courts the police chief will be punished, hopefully fired.

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    Well one would certainly hope so, given that it is well within their rights to distribute those materials and it's certainly fucked to be confiscating people's possessions for just proselytizing.

    ...but just for context, those same people would probably lose their shit if Muslims did the same thing a Christian revival. Also, who EXACTLY did they think they were going to convert? All those Michigan Muslims who just didn't know Christianity existed? It's cool if you want to welcome people into your religion, but if they didn't ask, keep your gods to yourself.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beautiful South
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    I wonder about the religious orientation and/or affiliation of the arresting officers.


    In the case of seizing the video equipment and refusing (possibly because destroyed?) to return the equipment and the videos, it would seem to be destruction of evidence.


    NL: Wait, aren't all monotheistic religions about peace, love, harmony and the rule of law??

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    Sharia law is awesome.

    Seriously, try it.
    If your daughter isn't wearing her hijab, you can see it and slap her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki Longlegs
    It's cool if you want to welcome people into your religion, but if they didn't ask, keep your gods to yourself.
    Quote Originally Posted by BadUglyMagic

    "We didn't distribute literature, or preach anything," said one of the four jailed
    evangelists. "We spoke only to those people who first approached us..."
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