Where are the pious anti-anti-jihadists and anti-“Islamophobia” types protesting the lack of tolerance in Saudi Arabia? Why is tolerance a virtue only for Western non-Muslim countries? Of course The Myth of Islamic Tolerance posits that Muslim countries are already tolerant in a way the West has never been, but stories like this one keep showing that to be false. “Men were part of house-church group in Muslim kingdom,” from WND, with thanks to EPG:
Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested eight Christians, including one who was beaten in front of his 5-year-old son, according to a Washington, D.C.-based human rights group.
International Christian Concern says Chittirical John Thomas, an Indian national, was pulled from work in Riyadh by Saudi Muttawa authorities, dragged to his home and beaten.
In addition, seven other Indian nationals were arrested in similar fashion while they slept Saturday night. ICC identified them as Valiakalail Samuel Daniel, Koil Pillai Vijaykumar, Mutham Plackal Mathai Thomas, Pathivadathil James George, George Matthew, Biju Thomas and Saji Varghese.
The Muttawa confiscated Thomas’ Bible and other religious items and took him to the Shemaissy Detention Center in the capital. His wife has not heard from him since.