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More Lost Liberties: Dearborn, Michigan

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One of the nation’s top legal teams regarding civil and religious rights has stepped into a dispute stemming from an Arab Festival in Dearborn, Mich., where police are accused of enforcing Islamic law.

“Officers arrested four Christian missionaries and illegally confiscated their video cameras, which were recording the events surrounding their arrests,” said a statement today from the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Officials in the police department with the city of Dearborn declined to comment to WND.

But the law-center announcement said the incident has been described as “police enforcement of Shariah law.” The organization said it would represent the Christians.

“These Christian missionaries were exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion, but apparently the Constitution carries little weight in Dearborn, where the Muslim population seems to dominate the political apparatus,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. Read the rest here.

A Wake-Up Call

Now read this perspective from Michael Youseff at OneNewsNow: Every freedom-loving person should be extremely alarmed at the dreadful trend of silencing Christians from the streets of London to the streets of Dearborn, Michigan.  In both places, Christians were arrested and imprisoned for preaching the gospel on public streets…in what Muslims considered to be Islamic territories.

When four young Christian men were recently arrested and imprisoned in Dearborn, Michigan, for witnessing to their faith at an Islamic festival, it was hailed as a victory in some Islamic circles — sharia law has come to America.
 
Never mind the First Amendment…this is the beginning of its demise by overwhelming Islamic ideology that is hell-bent on silencing Christians and Jews from speaking of their faith.
 
In Arab countries where Christians make up a sizeable minority, Christians are not allowed to speak of their faith outside of the church walls.  Now it is happening in America’s heartland.
 
The silencing, humiliation, and reduction of Christians and Jews to second class citizens is as old as Islam itself. This Islamic doctrine is known as the “Dhimmis”. It was articulated and implemented by “Omar,” the second successor of their prophet Mohammad.  He articulated this doctrine when he invaded Christian lands in an effort to subjugate Christian residents who were captured by the sword.
 
This is the third wave of Jihad. The first wave was in the middle 600s.  The second wave was by the Turks in the 1700s. In this third wave, Muslims believe they can advance by taking advantage of Western ignorance of their ideology coupled with Western sympathies and a penchant for fairness.
 
To add insult to injury, the Counsel of Islamic Nations is pushing hard in the United Nations to implement an international law that would outlaw the preaching of the gospel anywhere in the world.  As if this is not chilling enough, the Dearborn incident is now considered to be a good omen for Islamic take over.
 
Unless freedom-loving people wake up now, their children will wake up to discover that they are living under sharia law.

4 Comments

  1. I would be fascinated to know the real story of what happened.

    Steve, FYI, when I click on the “onenewsnow” link, I get a warning about malware on the site. Be careful.

  2. Thanks for the caution, Nohm. I suspect it was from someone who didn’t like the article. It worked okay on Internet Explorer, just not Firefox. Nevertheless, I posted the whole article on my blog until it’s fixed at the source.

  3. It also doesn’t work okay in Chrome 4.

    I am not convinced that it’s due to someone who didn’t like the article, from my experience.

    To add insult to injury, the Counsel of Islamic Nations is pushing hard in the United Nations to implement an international law that would outlaw the preaching of the gospel anywhere in the world.

    I notice that many American Christians (the “Left Behind” series is a perfect example of this) have a very strange view of what exactly the UN can do.

    How exactly would such an “international law” be enforced? You guys do understand that it’s not like the UN could ever really accomplish such a goal (assuming it would want to in the first place, which seems extremely silly to me), right??

    Also, I really want to see a source on that, as I have a hard time believing it. Remember, us non-believers disagree with the Muslims in the same way we disagree with Christians about theistic beliefs.

    We just see and deal with far more Christians on a daily basis.

  4. (Correction, Chrome 5.)

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