Saudi Arabia Arrests Nearly 30 Christians

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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.