Sunday, September 26, 2010

Christian Missionaries Acquitted of Most Charges Growing Out of Dearborn Arab Festival

According to the Detroit Free Press, a jury in Dearborn, Michigan on Friday acquitted four Christian missionaries, members of a group called Acts 17 Apologetics, of breach of the peace charges growing out of their activities at this year's Dearborn Arab International Festival. One of the defendants, however, was convicted of failure to obey a police officer's order.  The four were videotaping themselves proselytizing Muslims at the festival. Dearborn mayor Jack O'Reilly Jr. says the four were attempting to raise money through publicity on YouTube. O'Reilly added: "It's really about a hatred of Muslims. That is what the whole heart of this is. ... Their idea is that there is no place for Muslims in America. They fail to understand the Constitution." (See prior related posting.)

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