Thursday, June 10, 2010

Afghanistan Suspends Two Christian Groups; Aid Groups Accused of Converting Muslims

The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (June 10, 2010) that two Christian aid groups have been suspended from Afghanistan over claims that workers were proselytizing.

Yesterday, anti-Christian protesters took to the streets in Afghanistan for the third day since the government suspended the groups.

The demonstrators shouted death threats toward foreigners who try to convert Muslims. Proselytizing -- that is, converting from one faith to another -- is illegal in Afghanistan and many other Muslim countries.

The Church World Service and the Norwegian Church Aid groups have been involved in Afghanistan for the past 30 years, working to improve agriculture, education, and general living conditions. Protesters demanded that both organizations be shut down, and their foreign employees brought to justice.

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