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HUMAN RIGHTS! Ethiopian Christians Face Deportation From Saudi Arabia for "Illicit Mingling"

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Thirty-five Ethiopian Christians may be thrown out of the country after police raided a private prayer meeting in Jeddah in the run-up to Christmas.


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Jaques Simenon (3)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:01 pm
"The group – which included 29 women – were arrested on December 15, with the women subjected to strip searches and the men beaten and denounced as “unbelievers”, according to HRW, which is based in New York.

The rights body spoke by telephone to a man and two women from the prisons where they are being held, the BBC reported.

Those who were taken to court have been told they are being charged with “illicit mingling” of unmarried persons of the opposite sex,"

DEPORTATION? - A BETTER THING COULD NOT HAPPEN TO THEM - A free trip out of hell and goodbye! - No more mingling with cretins.necessary. Problem solved.

pam w (139)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 5:49 pm
What Jaques said!

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 6:20 pm

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 7:28 pm
Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:28 am

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:30 am
Wow..They hit the lottery if deportation is the "worst" that happens to them..although i do feel bad that they will be separated from their families.

Barbara DeFratis (21)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 7:10 am
Thank you for the article, which is another reason why 'Islamophobia' here in the United States must end. After all, how can American Christians come to the aid of our Middle Eastern Brothers and Sisters in Christ, if -Thanks to these people and the 'problem Christian Children of the far right' - it looks like we have blood on our hands too.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 7:43 am
Deportation may sound like a good thing, but being forced and subjected to stripping and beatings are not good things. These are people just like you and I and should be free to practice whatever religion they choose. I am against tyranny in all it's forms. I hope GOD exacts justice on those who have done this either in this life or the afterlife!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 11:34 am
Just another example of religionists doing what they do best: discriminating against other religionists. When will intellect and reason prevail?

Wednesday February 1, 2012, 12:49 pm
How amazing; Saudi and other Islamic people living in non-Islamic countries demand and get the right to express their faith. If in any way they do not, they are allowed to shout from the roof tops and sure enough in countries like the EU and the USA with Christian backgrounds, human rights people will come to their aid. Now I wonder why in a country that is the birth place of the religion we are repeatedly told is one of peace and love, people of other religions are not allowed to hold a private prayer meeting. I wonder if any of our extremely vocal Muslims and their armies of Western supporters on Care2 blogs can tell us why there is this strange anomaly.

Amber T (1)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 1:53 pm
Jaques Simenon (3) , it is not that easy, sympathizers in other country, will continue the violence against them. The violence will follow them.

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:44 pm
We should arrest and deport all Saudis for 'promotion of sharia' as we declare sharia a crime here in USA. The curernt lot of pseudo-Muslim scum are doing a Great Job of guaranteeing that I'll never accept Islam as my faith!

Darlene W (303)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:48 pm
To preach peace and love it must be practiced. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Regardless of anything, we are all created equal even though some think they are better. They still bleed the same blood-red. Blessings to those in need.

Gary Addis (38)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 3:48 pm
what's the problem? That's just the kind of strict religious laws Christian extremists (Santorum, et alial) wish to impose in the US. Hypocrisy abounds in the hearts and minds of God/Allah/confucius' faithful.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 6:06 pm
And the ignorance goes on and on and on and on....

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 9:59 pm
We really are an incredibly tribal species, aren't we?

. (0)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 10:09 pm
I hope nothing worse happens to these people as this is already bad enough.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 6:40 am
Why people living there don't have right to practice their own reilgion and even are punished for it...

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 6:05 am
Noted. Pray for their safety, please.

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday February 11, 2012, 6:01 am
Saudi Arabia is a really hard country to figure out! Poor people! Tahnks for posting!

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday February 13, 2012, 6:00 pm
Illicit Mingling -------now, that's a good one!
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