Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4 missionaries charged in Dearborn festival proselytizing

Wow, this is a frightening trend:

4 missionaries charged in Dearborn festival proselytizing | detnews.com | The Detroit News: "Four Christian missionaries were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace following their June 18 arrest at the Arab International Festival.

Negeen Mayel, 18, of California; Nabeel Qureshi, 29, of Virginia; Paul Rezkalla, 18 of New York, and David Wood, 34, also of New York, face fines of up to $500 each and up to 93 days in jail. Dearborn authorities said the four 'chose to escalate their behavior, which appeared well-orchestrated and deliberate' as they handed out religious literature and talking with people at the festival. The woman and three men are members or founders of a group called 'Acts 17 Apologetics.'

But Ann Arbor attorney Robert Muise, senior trial counsel with the Thomas More Law Center, said their constitutional rights were violated and they engaged in no illegal behaviors."

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