Mutawa units, Saudi Arabia’s religious police, have been busy this month arresting Christians who practice their faith in the Kingdom. While Saudi Arabia has led the fight to create an international blasphemy crime and objected to every minor slight to Islam, it is one of the most repressive and intolerant regimes for religious freedom in the world. It will not allow the building of a single church in the Kingdom and now is cracking down on those who pray to a Christian God. The latest arrests occurred among foreign workers at a private residence in Dammam.
Three Christian leaders were charged with the serious offense of seeking to convert Muslims to Christianity. Most nations on Earth believe that it is a human right to be able to choose your religion. Saudi Arabia and many Arab nation however treat conversion as a crime punishable by death or long incarceration. However, Saudi Arabia has objected to any limitations on Muslims building mosques or converting individuals in other nations.
Christians have recounted horrific tales of torture and abuse after their arrests. Dozens were arrested in 2011 in Jeddah. Recently, Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah Al al-Sheikh, the grand mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, declared it is “necessary to destroy all the churches in the Arabian Peninsula.”
Source: Asia Net