Baptist Press reported that a Christian certified by Southern Baptists was among a small group of evangelical Christians escorted by Dearborn, Mich., police from the grounds of the American Arab Festival after the team said they were assaulted by members of the event's security detail and several attendees.
David Wood and Nabeel Qureshi attended Arabfest, in Dearborn, Michigan on 21 June 2009.
The pair of Christians stated:
There was a booth at the festival which had a banner titled "Islam: Got Questions? Get Answers." From their table, we picked up a pamphlet claiming that Islam promotes peace. We noticed that it was full of poor logic and errors, so we decided to make a video refuting it. We went to the booth that gave us the pamphlet to give them the opportunity to defend their claims. Security, however, stepped in and forced us to turn off our camera.
We left the booth, received advice from police, and found out that the actions of the security guards were illegal. We went back to the booth to record a potential answer again. Realizing that the Muslims present had no answer, we left.
When we came outside, we were asked some questions by two young men, who had been sent by security to entrap us. While we responded to them, festival security started assaulting us, as you will see in this video. The conclusion of this video is a mob of festival security attacking our cameras, pushing us back, kicking our legs, and lying to the police.
We ask you, is it a coincidence that the city with the highest percentage of Muslims in the United States is the city where Christianity is not allowed to be represented (let alone preached) on a public sidewalk? Is it coincidence that in this city, people will say "No way!" when we say "This is the United States of America"?
Is this what will happen when Islam takes over the United States?
Obama stated on which side of the issue he resides. In his Cairo speech he stated:
"I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
And, the Department of Justice will follow up on behalf of Muslim causes in the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated in regards to Obama’s speech in Cairo:
"The President's pledge for a new beginning between the United States and the Muslim community takes root here in the Justice Department where we are committed to using criminal and civil rights laws to protect Muslim Americans. A top priority of this Justice Department is a return to robust civil rights enforcement and outreach in defending religious freedoms and other fundamental rights of all of our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the housing market, in our schools and in the voting booth."