World Net Daily--A lawmaker in Michigan is calling on the state attorney general to investigate the arrests of four Christians at a recent Arab festival in the city of Dearborn, saying they were just "engaging festivalgoers in conversation about religion on public property."
The call comes from state Rep. Tom McMillin, who has introduced a resolution to that effect.
His concern is over the arrests of four people during the Arab Festival in Dearborn, where police have been accused of enforcing Islamic law.
The officers arrested the Christian missionaries and illegally confiscated their video cameras, which were being used to record the events, according to the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich., which is representing the defendants.
Officials in the police department with the city of Dearborn declined to comment to WND.
"Both the constitution of Michigan and the United States guarantee the right of every person to enjoy free speech and practice their religion freely, just as these men were doing," McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, said.
"Those rights can't be just pushed aside for political correctness or to accommodate certain circumstances or locations," he said.
McMillin has been in touch with the "Dearborn Four" and has agreed to attend their arraignment in Dearborn on July 12 as a show of solidarity.
"These men should not be punished for exercising their inalienable rights," McMillin said. Read more.