Good news, in an update on this story. Meanwhile, of course, we wait to find out the grounds on which another group of Christians was arrested there, as BWI — Breathing While Infidel — is not yet against Michigan law.
If it’s an Islamic festival, call it an Islamic festival. Otherwise, stop hiding behind the generality of “Arab-American” while persecuting Arab-Americans who also happen to be Christian, but refuse to be dhimmis in a free country.
“Local news: Pastor gets OK for handouts,” from the Detroit Free Press, June 19:
A Christian pastor can distribute literature on the streets at this weekend’s Arab-American festival along Warren Avenue in Dearborn, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
George Saieg of California wants to hand out pamphlets aimed at converting Muslims.
The Thursday ruling overturned a District Court decision that supported Dearborn’s policy, which said Saieg and anyone else must hand out literature only around their booths because of crowd control concerns.
The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center filed suit on behalf of Saieg.
This story just happened to appear directly under the preceding one:
Once-banned professor to address fund-raiser
Tariq Ramadan, a noted Muslim scholar, is to speak tonight in Dearborn at a fund-raiser for the Muslim Legal Fund, a Texas-based nonprofit. He is to speak about rights, duties and justice at the 6 p.m. banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. Tickets are $30.
Ramadan was banned from visiting the U.S. under the Bush administration, but had his ban lifted this year by the U.S. State Department.