*A Christian law firm is backing a group of street preachers that was arrested last week after engaging in conversations with attendees of a large Arab festival.

The Thomas More Law Center announced Tuesday that it was representing Negeen Mayel, Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Rezkalla, and David Wood in light of their arrests Friday. The law firm also said it was demanding that police in Dearborn, Mich., return the video cameras and tapes they seized on the opening night of the 15th Annual Dearborn Arab International Festival, which drew hundreds of thousands from across the country, Canada and the Middle East.

“These Christian missionaries were exercising their Constitutional rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion, but apparently the Constitution carries little weight in Dearborn, where the Muslim population seems to dominate the political apparatus,” remarked Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of TMLC.

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