May 07, 2013

Dearbornistan Eats Its Words

Creeping Sharia:

After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity.

The City’s public apology states as follows:

On June 18, 2010, David Wood, Nabeel Qureshi (co-founders of Acts 17 Apologetics) and Paul Rezkalla were arrested by Dearborn police officers at the Dearborn Arab International Festival (“Arab Festival”), while they were engaging in a peaceful dialogue about their Christian faith with several festival attendees. Wood, Qureshi, and Rezkalla were subsequently charged with breach of peace, a misdemeanor offense.
The decision to arrest these individuals was based in part on information provided to the Dearborn police by Arab Festival attendees, workers, and volunteers. When all of the information—including the video captured by Wood, Qureshi, and Rezkalla—was presented to a Dearborn jury, the jury found that these individuals were not guilty of the criminal offense of breach of peace.
The City of Dearborn regrets and apologizes for the decisions to arrest and prosecute David Wood, Nabeel Qureshi, and Paul Rezkalla and the hardship caused to everyone involved.

Through this apology and its acceptance by David Wood, Nabeel Qureshi, and Paul Rezkalla, the parties seek to build a bridge and to confirm to the community that members of all faiths are welcome in Dearborn to peacefully share their views and to engage in religious discussions.

Next on the list the Dearbornistan Arab Chamber of Commerce.
“While the dispute with the City is over, there is still unfinished business with the Arab Chamber. As the City itself noted in its apology, Arab Festival volunteers and workers, who were acting under the guidance and direction of the Arab Chamber and its executive director, Fay Beydoun, and pursuant to the Chamber’s festival ‘rules and regulations,’ are similarly responsible for the violation of our clients’ rights, and we intend to hold them accountable.”
Look for backlash from the Sharia activists that these Muslims have a right under Sharia law where Christians are forbidden from practicing the Great Commission. These folks would like to claim that since they are Muslim Majority in this area the law of the land does not apply.

But its understandable they would believe this, given that in every single Sharia state around the world Christians are forbidden from preaching the Gospel to Muslims. In some places like Bangledesh the prohibition has been so that Muslims cannot preach to Hindu. Where in still other places where Muslims hold a great majority there is no such reciprocation. Even forcing Islamic doctrine on Christian children.

This is why those who argue for the implementation of Sharia are completely wrong. The system of Sharia is inherently unfair to Non-Muslims who are oppressed under a different set of rules than Muslims living in states where Sharia is the basis of the law.

Its not that we're ignorant of Sharia at all, oh no we're quite aware of its tyranny. Its those who argue that Sharia is just another essentially equal system of justice, the its just their culture argument, who are the Phillistines; behind the age.

By Howie at 10:45 AM | Comments |