» 08/08/2012, 00.00
Two men accused of forced conversion go on trial in September
The first hearing is set for 15 September. Two men, one Lebanese and one Saudi, allegedly helped a young woman from Al-Khobar to convert to Christianity and flee the country. She is said to be in London at present. She worked for an insurance company. Among Saudis, many call for exemplary punishment.
27/07/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Two men arrested for "forced conversion" of a young woman: they gave her religious books
Girl’s father denounces act. She is now in Lebanon and refuses to return and abandon Christianity. Two colleagues charged, one Saudi and one Lebanese.
13/05/2013 SAUDI ARABIA - LEBANON
Six years and 300 lashes for a Lebanese Christian for having converted a young Saudi
Saudi also sentenced along with the man. Both were colleagues of a young woman, who fled to Sweden after her conversion. The girl is now living under the protection of some NGOs and never wants to return home.
15/04/2009 SAUDI ARABIA – ISLAM
Blogger convert to Christianity released from Saudi prison
Arrested for openly choosing Jesus, Saudi man is released after some months. He still cannot leave the country or appear in media, but many are surprised by the leniency. Under Sharia apostasy is punished by death.
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Saudi textbooks 'demonise west, Christians and Jews'
22/06/2009 VATICAN – ISLAM
Progress between Christians and Muslims but problems in Saudi Arabia, says Cardinal Tauran
The president of the Pontifical Council for interreligious Dialogue highlights an improved atmosphere and greater trust in Muslim-Catholic relations, also after Benedict XVI’s trip to the Holy Land. Problems do remain, including the right of Muslims to convert and the possibility to have Christian places of worship in the Saudi kingdom. Oasis conference focuses on tradition and dialogue between religions and cultures. Issues touched include the US, French and British cases, the development of Islam in given nations, and the move away from literalism in Qur’anic exegesis.
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