Again: Islamic supremacists the world over are desperately insecure and fearful of any kind of challenge. Thus they move to crush free speech regarding Islam, demonize and smear their opponents rather than engage them in discussion or debate, and endeavor to stifle all dissent.
But surely all the moderate Muslim spokesmen in the U.S. who insist that Islam is tolerant and open to the free exchange of ideas are on their way to Benghazi now to demand the release of these Christians -- aren't they?
BENGHAZI, Libya (REUTERS) - Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday.
"They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said.
"Proselytising is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 per cent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Mr Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South African, a Korean and a Swede who was travelling on a US passport.
"We are still holding interrogations and will hand them over to the Libyan intelligence authorities in a couple of days," Mr Hmeid said, without giving further details.