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Saudi religious police storm makeshift 'church'

Authorities have arrested 27 people accused of practising Christianity inside a home converted into a church

Saudi religious police storm makeshift 'church'

Saudi authorities have arrested 27 Asians who allegedly practiced Christianity at a home, Arabic daily Al Sharq reported.

The kingdom’s religious police raided the house in Khafji, in the Eastern Province, on Friday, reportedly calling for backup from police.

Men, women and children were allegedly engaged in a religious ritual with Bibles and various musical instruments.

A neighbour had reported suspicious activities at the house and the religious police had kept it under surveillance, the newspaper said.

Those arrested are believed to be from various Asian nationalities.

While it is not illegal to be a member of a non-Muslim religion in the kingdom, practicing is prohibited.

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Marc Z 6 years ago

How would Saudi's feel if they were not allowed to practice their religion when they are abroad????

Other countries should give them the same treatment as they give to non Muslims in Saudi. FAIR ?????