Over at FrontPage Mag (via RaymondIbrahim.com), I discuss Libyan fanaticism:
Four foreign Christians””including one who holds American-Swedish citizenship””were arrested days ago in Libya. According to the Guardian, their crime is arousing “suspicion of being missionaries and distributing Christian literature, a charge that could carry the death penalty.”
Apparently the four Christians had “contracted a local printer to produce pamphlets explaining Christianity.” Proselytizing to Muslims””that is, preaching to them another religion””was banned even under the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi.
Libyans””strongly supported by U.S. President Obama in the name of “freedom”"”got rid of Gaddafi but kept the distinctly anti-freedom law.
Discussing this case, Libyan security official Hussein Bin Hmeid, trying to justify the Islamic ban on free speech, observes: “Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100% Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security.” Indeed, Muslim governments””most notably Iran”s””constantly suppress any talk of Christianity, claiming it threatens “our national security.”
Such is the tribal mentality of Islam which everywhere seems to declare: If you”re not one of us, you must be an enemy trying to subvert our way of life.
Is the flip side of this prevalent mentality also true””that if Muslims are not one of us, they must be trying to subvert our way of life?…