Saudi anti-Christian sweep prompts calls for US involvement

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, widely thought to be the most powerful Muslim, but, seems to be following Machiavelli rather than Muhammad, may peace be on him

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, widely thought to be the most powerful Muslim, but, seems to be following Machiavelli rather than Muhammad, may peace be on him

Source: Fox News

Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America’s help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf.

Some 28 people were rounded up Friday by hard-line Islamists from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the home of an Indian national in the eastern Saudi city of Khafji, and their current situation is unknown, according to human rights advocates.

“Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy,” Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told FoxNews.com. “It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. This is enforced even though there are over 2 million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.”

In Friday’s crackdown, several Bibles were confiscated, according to reports from the Kingdom.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va, told FoxNews.com he will press the U.S. ambassador in Riyadh and the State Department to assist the arrested Christians.

“I hope our government will speak up,” said Wolf, adding that the anti-Christian raid was not surprising given that the Saudi regime “did not want our soldiers to wear crosses during the Desert Storm” operation in 1991 to stop Iraqi jingoism.

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  1. It shows clearly that the non-Ahmadi Muslim clergy do not understand the explicit commands (and guidance) of the Quran.
    There is not to be any compulsion on any one in the matters of faith. (Al-Quran ch.2)
    There were Jews and Christians living in Arabia during the life time of the prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. He did not expel any one from the land nor did he punish any Christian for offering prayers. It is well known recorded fact of history that a delegation (60 persons) of Christians from Najran had come to speak to the prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s.
    He accommodated them in his own mosque.
    They needed to pray. He allowed them to pray inside the same mosque. That mosque still stands in Madinah and it is called Masjad e Nabwi, the second holiest shrine (place of worship) in Islam.
    All Muslims should become very careful and should not follow the non-Ahmadi maulvis (teachers).
    We should take note that when the Muslims of Makkah were extremely persecuted in Makkah, they voluntarily decided to migrate. The prophet Muhammad advised them to migrate to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) where there was a good Christian King ruling there.
    They migrated and lived happily there, praying in their own Muslim way. It was just like we see today that many Muslims are migrating and living happily in majority Christian countries in the west. We Muslims have our mosques in England, Germany and America. We can pray freely.
    Why the Mullas of Saudi Arabia cannot allow that to the Christians, knowing well that they have a different faith. It is a clear fault of the non-Ahmadi leaders, Imams, all over the world. Beware all Muslims!

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