Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Muslim-Majority Algeria Punishes Christians; Closes Churches for "Not Meeting Standards"

Authorities in the northern African nation of Algeria are closing churches in an attempt to curtail the activities of minority Christians in the Muslim-majority nation, the CBN (Christian Broadcast Network) News website reports today (April 25, 2018).

In the past few months, three Protestant churches were shut down in Algeria.

Mohamed Aissa, Algeria's minister of religious affairs, claims the churches were closed because they "did not meet the standards required of a place of worship."

Open Doors -- a group that scrutinizes religious freedom abuses around the world -- has listed Algeria among the top 50 countries where it is dangerous to be a follower of Christ.

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