Monday, March 4, 2013

Paging Office of Religious Freedom, Canada .... "Democratic" Libya we helped create, arresting people for carrying Bibles .... Part 5

Pretty funny, eh?!  I wonder what part of  the "Democracy" that we took over there  they don't have a handle on yet !

From France24News:
Around 50 Egyptian Christians  suspected of trying to convert Muslims have been arrested in the eastern city of Benghazi on illegal immigration charges, a Libyan security official said on Friday.
"Forty-eight Egyptian traders who worked in the Benghazi municipal market have been arrested based on reports of suspect activities," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
He said they were found in possession of a quantity of Bibles, texts encouraging conversion to Christianity, and images of Christ and the late Pope Shenuda of Egypt's Coptic Christians, none of which were for "personal use."............

From ChristianityToday:
 ....Bishop Pachomios, the Coptic archbishop of Libya, told Egyptian newspaper Ahram that "it doesn't make sense that as many as 100 Egyptian Copts had decided to engage in proselytizing activities in another country."

The Egyptian Human Rights Union Organisation, chaired by Coptic Christian Najib Gabriel, has appealed to the Arab League for help in releasing those arrested. “When arrested, they were not engaged in proselytism," he told Gulf News. "They were just having pictures of the Christ and the (late Coptic) Pope Shenouda, things always carried by Christians to invoke blessings.”

On Thursday, Libya's prime minister urged militias, one of which is suspected to have arrested the Christians, to join government security forces. "Militias, however, often act with impunity, running their own prison cells, making arrests and taking confessions in total absence of state control and oversight," notes the Associated Press......

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