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-Court of Appeals: City of Dearborn Violated Evangelist’s Rights

by Dr. D ~ May 27th, 2011

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the city of Dearborn, Michigan violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at the Muslim dominated Arab-American street festival last year.

The Dearborn police refused to allow George Saieg of Anaheim, Calif. and his group to pass out literature designed to convert Muslims to Christianity last year at the festival.

This year the Arab-American festival is being held on June 17-19. Saieg plans on being there again this year and hopefully the police will respect the court’s decision.

Just last month, Florida pastor Terry Jones, of Quran burning fame, was detained by the Dearborn police and not allowed to demonstrate outside a Dearborn mosque. Now he says that he is planning on attending the street fair also in June. It will be interesting to see how he is received.

The police said at the time that they would not allow him demonstrate on the streets there because they were concerned for his safety and that his presence might cause a riot.

Response: It is great to see this ruling and the timing of it all. Dearborn is about the closest thing there is to a Muslim dominated city of any size in the USA.

Christian evangelists have found themselves in trouble trying to spread the Gospel on numerous occasions in the city. The police chief and many of the officers are Muslim and have zero tolerance for outsiders coming in that may potentially be causing trouble from their perspective.

Here’s a link to the article we posted last year about 4 Christian evangelists who were arrested at Dearborn’s street festival for handing out Christian literature.             *Top

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