Saudi Arabia has long been one of the most vocal countries to object to any insult or restriction impacting Islam in other countries. However, it continues to deny the free exercise of religion to non-Muslims. That oppressive record was on full display this week with the report of another series of arrests of Christians who were merely trying to pray. The infamous Morality Police (Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice) raided the prayer meeting and arrested everyone for the crime of praying to another God.
The 28 Christians had gathered in the home an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji and families say that they have not been heard from since.
All churches are banned in Saudi Arabia which believes only in the freedom of religion for Muslims. That position did not stop the Obama Administration (and Hillary Clinton) in working toward an international blasphemy standard for countries to criminalize insults to religion, as we previously discussed.
The Saudi government has denied knowledge of the raid, but the English-language newspaper, The Saudi Gazette, as well as several Saudi Arabic-language news outlets, have reported on the arrests.
Source: Daily Mail