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Saudi Arabia Arrests Nearly 30 Christians

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

KHAFJI (Worthy News)-- Last week, Saudi Arabia's notorious religious police -- the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice -- had arrested almost 30 Christians worshiping at a private home in the Saudi city of Khafji, according Fox News.

The Arabic-language news website Akhbar 24 posted that the kingdom's religious police were tipped off that Christians were holding a prayer meeting in a clandestine house church. Sources said all the Christians arrested were adults, but the Saudi Gazette reported that children were also detained.

"Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy," Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, told Fox News. "It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. This is enforced, even though there are over 2 million Christian foreign workers in that country."

Although the Saudi monarchy funds the King Abdullah International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue, its religious police continue to expunge any trace of Christianity within the Kingdom.

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  1. It's ironic that the state department views Saudi Arabia as its strongest Arabic ally in the region and Saudi Sheiks have been buying up the expensive luxury properties in Aspen Colorado and elsewhere in the US without regard that the US is a Christian nation. Christian Nation yes, living in Sin and gone a muck but still a Christian nation, hopefully the people will turn back to the church and reject the current evil it has embraced. Meanwhile our Christian brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia need our help and its time something was done to stop the persecution. If you’re a Christian, you must realize we are all members one of another as Gods Children and the Lord would expect no less of us than to identify with those who are suffering Jesus and act as Christian Soldiers in defense, must we always wait for God to act, who will be Gods instrument in the days ahead when no one comes to the defense. These brothers and sisters are no less a neighbor so why is the state department silent in the face of Christian persecution you ask. Who is the real enemy here is the question that needs to be asked because so long as our state department ignores the plight of our neighbors that are being tormented, killed, and persecuted and what more, then the state department is complicit in this evil with the Saudi Kingdom Religious Police. Who will speak for our brothers and sisters in Christ now that the light has gone out in the United States…

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