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Algeria: police kick Christians out of churches days after protests over government crackdown on houses of worship

Algeria: police kick Christians out of churches days after protests over government crackdown on houses of worship

Islamic persecution of Christians
Country: 
Algeria
News Date: 
20/10/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Persecution of Christians is intensifying in Algeria, with  and backlash by Muslim families against Christians who are open about their faith. In a recent incident, “Christians in north-central Algeria were kicked out of their churches by police just days after many faithful protested the government’s crackdown on houses of worship.”

“The influence and activity of radical Islamic groups” also pose an additional danger to Christians, and it doesn’t stop there as persecution rises in the country. Authorities are also targeting Christians using Algeria’s blasphemy laws, which are similar to Pakistan’s. Christians have been accused of blasphemy just for being Christian.

In Algeria, it’s forbidden by law to “shake the faith” of a Muslim or to use “means of seduction” to convert a Muslim to another religion.

Black slaves are also being held in Algeria. Racism is so endemic that the New York Times published an article  Why? Because then at least if you’re a black Muslim in Nigeria, you might appeal to the sympathies of the rest of the Muslim population.