Interpol Reportedly Hunting Saudi Christian Convert Who Fled Country
The Washington Times reported that the international law enforcement agency Interpol is searching for a 28-year-old woman from Saudi Arabia who converted from Islam to Christianity after being evangelized by two Christian men in the country.
â€śThe womanâ€™s father said his daughter was working in an insurance company in Al-Khobar (in Saudi Arabiaâ€™s Eastern Province) when her boss, a Lebanese Christian man, influenced her and ultimately encouraged her to leave Islam,â€ť reported the Times. â€śAccording to Saudi investigators, a second man, a Saudi national, helped the woman obtain false documents and leave the country.â€ť
Because leaving Islam is considered a capital crime in Saudi Arabia, and it is also unlawful for a Saudi woman to obtain a passport or leave the country without permission of her â€śguardian,â€ť the two men have been detained and are scheduled to face a Saudi court on September 15....
mjg fayetteville wrote: Are we seeing the beginning of an international religious police state? I hope not. I support freedom of speech, religion, and the right to offend.
Freedom of religion, eh?
Suppose there was a religion begun in New Zealand. The adherents called it "Bamboozled". They had a book which they followed, and in that book were instructions from "god" to make the whole world Bamboozled; firstly by peaceable means, but if that failed, then to enforce it with weapons, even nuclear weapons. Every country was to come under Bamboozled Law, and every person who didn't become Bamboozled was to be shot or given a life sentence. All these instructions were given by "god", and the adherents were very devout in following their "god".
What shall we say? Allow them freedom to pursue their religious goals?