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The “Quran states ‘there is no compulsion in religion’ so those who want to leave Islam can freely do so,” said Victor Begg, the senior adviser for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan. “Will Victor Begg denounce the Saudis’ behavior and demand his release, and explain how the Saudis are misunderstanding Islam?” asks Jihad Watch. Answer: most likely not.

4/6/2011 Saudi Arabia (Jihad Watch) – Islam forbids Christian proselytizing, and mandates death for those who leave Islam. Yet in an astoundingly biased article about our successful freedom of speech court case against Detroit’s SMART transit authority for refusing to run our religious liberty bus ads, Victor Begg of Hamas-linked CAIR made this claim:

The “Quran states ‘there is no compulsion in religion’ so those who want to leave Islam can freely do so,” Begg, the senior adviser for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan, added.

So why are the Saudis holding Mussie Eyob, and why is he facing death? Will Victor Begg denounce the Saudis’ behavior and demand his release, and explain how the Saudis are misunderstanding Islam?

“Christian evangelist faces death penalty in Saudi Arabia,” from Barnabas Aid, April 4 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):

An Eritrean Christian is facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia after being arrested for sharing his faith with Muslims.

Mussie Eyob was detained by the authorities at a mosque in Saudi’s second largest city, Jeddah, on 12 February. He had gone there to meet and talk with local Muslims after speaking about Christianity at the Eritrean Embassy for three days. Eyob was arrested for preaching to Muslims, an offence that carries the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

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