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Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach (’Allahu Akbar’)
The Persecution Times ^ | June 19th, 2010 | Mark Ellis

Posted on 06/21/2010 10:53:18 AM PDT by Syncro

Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach

Shouts of ’Allahu Akbar’ as Christians arrested

By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN (ANS) – Three Christians were arrested Friday evening at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ.

“I never thought I would see this in America,” says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident.

The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Woods, and Paul Rezkalla. Dr. Quereshi is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

“When Dr. Quereshi was arrested I heard people clapping and applauding, and some said ‘Allahu Akbar,’” Atkins said. There was a crowd of 15-20 people watching the exchange and subsequent arrest.

The festival attracts several hundred thousand Arab Americans each year, and some Christian groups find it an ideal venue for Christian outreach.

This year, the city of Dearborn banned the distribution of Christian literature near the festival. Some accused the city of catering to its large Muslim population when the law was passed. On June 17, a three-judge panel from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency motion on behalf of Pastor George Saieg, allowing him to distribute literature and talk about his faith to Muslims at the festival.

“It was an intense discussion, but it was not unruly,” Atkins noted. “There was no threat of violence,” he said. “It’s becoming more restrictive here than in Canada.”

For more on the arrests, please visit the following:

Acts 17 In Dearborn City Jail

Christians Taken Away in Handcuffs, Cameras Confiscated, While Muslims Chant “Allahu Akhbar!” on US Soil


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; aclu; aclumia; antichristian; christian; crushislam; dearbornistan; donutwatch; firstamendment; islam; islamicsupremacists; itcanhappenhere; michigan; persecution; policestate; proislamist; sharialaw; unconstitutional; wherestheaclu
“When Dr. Quereshi was arrested I heard people clapping and applauding, and some said ‘Allahu Akbar,’” Atkins said. There was a crowd of 15-20 people watching the exchange and subsequent arrest.

“It was an intense discussion, but it was not unruly,” Atkins noted. “There was no threat of violence,” he said. “It’s becoming more restrictive here than in Canada.”


1 posted on 06/21/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

We need a missle.


2 posted on 06/21/2010 10:55:58 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Syncro

Dhimmitude. Detroit is no longer American.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 11:00:00 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: Syncro

Ping for later


4 posted on 06/21/2010 11:01:14 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2503089/posts?page=9#9)
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To: wac3rd

Our military is fighting the muslims in the wrong countries.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 11:04:09 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's guaranteed road to destruction.)
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To: Syncro

Video?


6 posted on 06/21/2010 11:06:40 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Syncro

lawsuit?


7 posted on 06/21/2010 11:10:05 AM PDT by Persevero (Replace Howard Dean with Alvin Greene! And name Alvin Man of the Year!)
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To: Syncro

What’s next? Sharia Law? Oh, wait. This fits right in with Sharia Law. Never mind.


8 posted on 06/21/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by Gritty (Once you're in the Dar al-Islam, thatÂ’s it; thereÂ’s no checkout desk - Mark Steyn)
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To: Persevero
Law suit? Oh yeah! Biggun!

Are we still waiting to learn what law was violated or does the DPD (Dhimmi Police Department) believe the Disturbing the Peace blanket is big enough to cover their exposed a**es?

9 posted on 06/21/2010 11:17:44 AM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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To: Syncro

Amputate the Muslims. Send them back to their own country.


10 posted on 06/21/2010 11:20:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mamzelle
The people arrested say they have video and will post it when they get their cameras back

I doubt the police will give them their cameras back with the video in them

They should have had someone out of the immediate area videoing for them.

11 posted on 06/21/2010 11:23:29 AM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Syncro

no comments from the police?


12 posted on 06/21/2010 11:30:36 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: wac3rd
No, that is what they want---to be martyred

We need aggressive Conservative politicians that are not sympathetic to terrorist islamic practices.

Every mosque in the USA needs to be searched with bomb sniffing dogs at the same time as a cooridinated task with watches sycronized.

It's an abomination that the Christians were arrested for no reason except for using their God given Constitutional Rights.

13 posted on 06/21/2010 11:30:48 AM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: MNDude
They weren't breaking the law
On June 17, a three-judge panel from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency motion on behalf of Pastor George Saieg, allowing him to distribute literature and talk about his faith to Muslims at the festival.
The police make their statement with the act of the arrests.

Dearborn seems to have pretty much sold out to radical muslim islamic terrorism PC fear.

14 posted on 06/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Syncro

Political correctness will kill us all.


15 posted on 06/21/2010 11:33:42 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Syncro

The constitution guarantees free speech, not freedom from hearing speech you don’t agree with.


16 posted on 06/21/2010 11:34:37 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Syncro

So now they have the police on their side, doing their work for them.
I’m not surprised that a corrupt administration would direct the police to illegally arrest innocent people in the furtherance of leftist goals.
I knew that this would happen in the once-great United States.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 11:48:31 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (beware the alliance of the left and the jihadis)
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To: Syncro; wagglebee
Europe has already had "no go" areas where the Police will not enter because of Islamic settlements.

Segregation has returned to the United States courtesy of the Islamic supremacists.

How much longer before we see signs like these in Dearbornistan?


18 posted on 06/21/2010 11:55:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Mamzelle
Video?

The article says the cops confiscated the cameras.

19 posted on 06/21/2010 12:08:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
So now they have the police on their side, doing their work for them.

The cops will do what their unions tell them to do.

And we know who controls the unions.

20 posted on 06/21/2010 12:10:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Mamzelle; All
Here's the video of the arrest, as well as a recounting of events after they were released from jail, the next day.

It really is unbelievable...they totally bent over backwards avoiding all confrontation--weren't handing out leaflets, or anything like that, just low-key voluntary discussion.

Apparently the cops just took any complaint of them at face value...so intimidated were they of the potential for violence by the Muslims....

Here's their testimony as to what happened:
It cannot be said that we were arrested for causing a disturbance, because we did not approach anyone, rather everyone with whom we spoke first approached us. It cannot be said that we were harassing anyone, because the moment anyone said "stop talking to me", we would stop talking to them. And it cannot be said that we were spreading hate speech, because we said virtually nothing about Islam at all. On the contrary, we repeatedly affirmed our love for all Muslims. Whenever I was asked "Why would you love me?" I said "Because Jesus loves you, and he told me to love you."

No hating, no disturbing, no harassing... It remains only to be concluded that we were arrested simply for being Christian Preachers at the Arab Festival in Dearborn.

21 posted on 06/21/2010 12:13:53 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: MNDude

The muslims in Dearborn have been elected into the government. We got out of Dearborn as fast as we could. I didn’t stay when my husband was out of town. It is really that bad.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 12:18:38 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Syncro; MNDude; Mamzelle; All
Here's another video made this weekend OUTSIDE the Arab fest.

Apparently the 1st Amendment has been suspended in Dearborn, and the cops are happy to go along with it.

I find the fact that the (obviously non-Muslim) police are so ready and willing to enforce an unconstitutional "speech code" incredibly disturbing.

23 posted on 06/21/2010 12:34:44 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: Syncro

They had permission to be there? What were the charges? It doesn’t seem they were trespassing or otherwise disruptive (other than the unwelcome attempt to talk about their faith).


24 posted on 06/21/2010 1:31:05 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Syncro

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=dearborn

Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach (’Allahu Akbar’)

06/21/2010 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Syncro · 23 replies
The Persecution Times ^ | June 19th, 2010 | Mark Ellis
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Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ as Christians arrested DEARBORN, MICHIGAN -(ANS)-Three Christians were arrested today at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ. “I never thought I would see this in America,” says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident. The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Woods, and Paul Rezkalla. Dr. Quereshi is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries. He holds an MD from...

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25 posted on 06/21/2010 1:34:03 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: CondorFlight

Good point on the free speach rules.


26 posted on 06/22/2010 1:35:21 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Larry Lucido
What's your point Larry?

I saw the two other threads, thanks.

Both in Bloggers, and both a couple of days old.

I thought this story would be worthy of the news forum, so I posted it here.

Do you have a problem with this story being given a lot of coverage?

Thanks for the bump!

27 posted on 06/22/2010 1:56:46 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: fortunecookie
It was obviously a setup

The moslem terrorist islamic people have the governments (city, state and federal) scared to death that they will go on a rampage and kill millions of people if they don't cater to their every whim.

Lot of good it will do, islam’s JOB is to kill all except those that convert to the religion of death.

PC will be the death of us if something isn't done about it.

28 posted on 06/22/2010 1:59:29 PM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: Syncro
I hadn't considered a set up. It's devolved to that? Wait for them and 'converse' with them - and then have them arrested? Sigh.

PC will be the death of us if something isn't done about it.

It really will.

29 posted on 06/22/2010 5:59:29 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Syncro

Violation of their right to be free of offense. The long lost 11th amendment.


30 posted on 06/22/2010 6:01:34 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Syncro

Dr. Nabeel Qureshi attended the Rally for Rifqa Bary in Columbus, Ohio on Nov 16 of last year. I met him briefly at that time.


31 posted on 06/22/2010 6:05:48 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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