(CN) – A Presbyterian church publicized a Muslim’s conversion to Christianity, causing him to be abducted, tortured, stabbed and threatened with death by radical Muslims in his native Syria, the man claims in court.
John Doe sued First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Rev. James D. Miller, in Tulsa County Court.
Doe, who was born in Syria and is of Muslim descent, is a U.S. permanent resident and lives in Tulsa County, according to the lawsuit.
Doe says he has lived in the United States for most of his adult life, and is about to become a U.S. citizen.
Doe joined First Presbyterian Church, decided to convert to Christianity and discussed his decision with Miller and other church leaders, according to the lawsuit.
“Converting from Islam carries grave consequences,” the complaint states. “Under Sharia law, one who converts from Islam is to be put to death usually, but not always, by beheading. There are no other alternative punishments for conversion from Islam other than death.
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