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Muslim Festivals Not a Free Speech Event

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Monday, June 28, 2010

Muslim Festivals Not a Free Speech Event

The Detroit Free Press reports that four Christian missionaries were arrested for attempting to witness to Muslims. They were jailed and charged with disorderly conduct. The four are part of a Christian group called Acts 17 Apologetics. They were released on bail.

Witnesses say the four were handing out booklets that contained the Gospel of John on the grounds of an Arab festival on the public streets of Dearborn, which has a significant Arab and Muslim population. Several shouted "God is great" in Arabic as the four were arrested.

Prior to the festival, a U.S. district judge in Dearborn issued an order banning groups from distributing literature on sidewalks and local officials imposed a five-block distance for anyone wanting to distribute literature.

Is this America, or Saudi Arabia? Whatever happened to freedom of speech? This is the future if we submit to Islamic thugs and Islamic law.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.