Sunday, September 29, 2019

Christine Douglass-Williams, Jihad Watch: "Algeria: Persecution of Christians escalates with more church closures"

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/09/algeria-persecution-of-christians-escalates-with-more-church-closures


Algeria: Persecution of Christians escalates with more church closures


Authorities in Algeria have “sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice.” Yet again, the world turns a blind eye to the Islamic persecution of Christians. According to Open Doors USA, Islamic “restrictive laws regulating non-Muslim worship, banning conversion and prohibiting blasphemy put Christians at extreme risk.”
In a report by the Guardian about genocidal levels of Christian persecution, Algeria was also named:
In countries such as Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia the situation of Christians and other minorities has reached an alarming stage. In Saudi Arabia there are strict limitations on all forms of expression of Christianity including public acts of worship.
African migrants also report that they are enduring “torture and slavery” in Algeria.
“Christians in Algeria Hit with More Church Closures,” Morning Star News, September 26, 2019:
TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Authorities today sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice, sources said.
Acting on orders from the governor of Tizi-Ouzou Province, eight police officers arrived at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the Church of Boghni building and sealed the doors and windows of the Protestant church building in Boghni, 35 kilometers (21 miles) southwest of the city of Tizi-Ouzou, pastor Tahar Chergui said.
“I was surprised when one of the police officers contacted me to meet them at the site where our church is,” Pastor Chergui told Morning Star News. “I had not received any notice; they went straight to proceed with the closure by sealing. They could have warned us before; why didn’t they?”
The building serves the 190 members of Pastor Chergui’s church as well as another Protestant church serving nearly 200 people from Assi-Youcef village, he said.
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Christine Douglass-Williams
Christine Douglass-Williams is a nine-time international award-winning broadcast journalist and author of the book The Challenge of Modernizing IslamShe is a former Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, appointed by the Harper Conservative government, but terminated by the Trudeau government for her writings against political Islam on Jihad Watch. She was also an advisor to the Conservative Government’s Office of Religious Freedom, shut down by the Trudeau Liberal government.
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