Dearborn on prohibiting the free exercise thereof
In Sharia Comes To Dearborn, Power Line reminds us:
Under Sharia law, it is forbidden to proselytize to Muslims, and no Muslim can leave the faith.
Four Christian missionaries were arrested on Friday in Dearborn, Michigan. Their crime appears to have been handing out the gospel of John.
Go to 1:22 and watch eight policemen walk up. The camera is confiscated at 3:10.
The Thomas More Law Center will be defending them. There is another video at their site. World Net Daily has a couple of interesting facts. The day before this arrest, a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals had granted a motion, “…requested by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Pastor George Saieg, a Sudanese Christian who has been trying to get permission to distribute literature and talk about his Christianity to Muslims at the festival.” The other item is about Dearborn’s Police Chief. WND provides a link from May 3 that is rich with irony:
[Dearborn] Police Chief Ronald Haddad was recently appointed to serve on the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which provides advice and recommendations to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on matters related to homeland security….
“It’s an honor, a privilege and a tremendous responsibility,” said Haddad, who traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to meet with his fellow council members…. [Check out the link for the names of those council members that includes two representatives of Muslim groups.]
“Our job is to identify what type of training would suit front line law enforcement, officers, and to improve their ability to work more effectively with community members to mitigate threats or actual crime,” Haddad said….
“We’re engaging the community in a way that’s never been done before,” Haddad said.
You might also be interested in knowing that the name of Haddad raised a flag with me. I asked my husband about the surname, and he replied it’s Arab and said he thought Ben-hadad is mentioned in the Bible. Yes, there were several men named Ben-hadad, who were each king of Damascus/Aram.
Further searching dug up this:
Those are the dots. You connect them.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Pamela Geller has a few more details.
H/T: Power Line via Hot Air, World Net Daily, Dearborn Press & Guide, The Arab American News.