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Saudi court sentences Christians to flogging, jail terms for converting Muslim

May 13, 2013

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two Christians-- one Saudi, one Lebanese-- to be flogged and imprisoned for converting a Muslim to Christianity and helping a young woman escape the country.

The young woman, who is now taking refuge in Sweden, has said that she embraced the Christian faith freely and does not wish to return to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia imposes the death penalty on Muslims who convert to another faith.


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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - May. 14, 2013 7:59 AM ET USA

    God forbid someone should want to escape the Muslim paradise in the desert and become Christian! This reminds me of the captive nations behind the Iron Curtain.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 13, 2013 7:28 PM ET USA

    Wonder how much clamor there would be if the situation was reversed?

  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 13, 2013 1:32 PM ET USA

    Cf. today's headline, Pope Canonizes 800....