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On September 15, Saudi Arabian authorities charged Brian O'Connor, a Christian from India, with drug use, selling alcohol, and possession of pornography. They also accused him of possessing Bibles and preaching Christianity.
When a Saudi court on October 20 sentenced O'Connor to 10 months in jail and 300 lashes for selling liquor, there was no mention of the proselytization charges—an omission that rights groups said was an attempt to cover up religious intolerance.
It was the muttawa'in, the semiautonomous "religious police" connected with the Saudi regime, that arrested O'Connor in Riyadh after he had been lured onto the street by an anonymous caller claiming to want to talk about Christ. More than five months before he was formally charged, the 36-year-old O'Connor was then tortured in a mosque ...
According to the human-rights group Middle East Concern (MEC), O'Connor's video cds were not pornographic but biblical excerpts and documentaries, along with movies about the Bible.
Originally posted by Amethyst
And Bush says Islam is a religion of peace...?