(Reuters) - Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday.
"They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said.
"Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security."
Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South African, a Korean and a Swede who was travelling on a U.S. passport.
"We are still holding interrogations and will hand them over to the Libyan intelligence authorities in a couple of days," Hmeid said, without giving further details. (Continue Reading.)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Four Christians Arrested in Libya on Suspicion of Being Missionaries
Gotta love the Arab Spring. The Obama Administration backed the revolution in Libya, and now it's news that the government is enforcing Sharia. But I'm sure that Muslim organizations like CAIR and ISNA are going to take a break from complaining about Islamophobia in order to rally support for these Christian missionaries.