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  Sivan 8, 5767 , 25/05/07

'No Non-Muslims Allowed' Law Lands Christian in Jail

Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested a Christian in Mecca for violating the law prohibiting non-Muslims from being in the city of Mecca. He was taken into custody after trying to sell merchandise outside a mosque.

"The Grand Mosque and the holy city are forbidden to non-Muslims," said a government official. The man was discovered to be a Christian after his fingerprints were read in a new identification system.
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