Christians Arrested By Islamist Police While Holding Prayer Meeting

They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts

Islamist Police in Saudi Arabia were reported to have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, taking away their bibles.

According to Daily Mail, the arrest was the latest incident recorded of police crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia.

The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts.

Director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom,Nina Shea told FoxNews.com: '

In Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, it is against the law for Muslims to abandon their faith, a practice known as apostasy.

Proselytising for other religions or practising them openly is also illegal.

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