Algeria: Apostate faces prison for defaming Islam

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For nearly nine months, an Algerian Christian convert from Islam still waits for a ruling on his appeal to the severe sentence handed him for allegedly proselytizing and defaming Islam and its prophet, according to Morning Star News.

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Algerian Christians Continue to Worship Despite Government Order

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The High Commissioner of police in Bejaia ordered all Christian churches closed, including places of worship still under construction; if not, the commissioner threatened "severe consequences and punishments" would result.

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Case against Christians arrested during Ramadan fast thrown out of court

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An Algerian court acquitted two Christians of breaking the Ramadan fast despite the prosecution's demand that they be punished for "insulting Islam."

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Islamists Burn, Loot Algerian Church

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Properties of Algerian churches have been burned. Via El Watan

Islamists burned and looted a Protestant church in northern Algeria in an attack that was fueled by violence against Christians elsewhere in the Muslim and Arab world, church officials said Monday, January 11.

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Algeria Mob Prevents Protestant Church Services

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Tensions remained high in a northern Algerian city Monday, January 3, after a Muslim mob reportedly prevented Christian converts from holding a Christmas service and threatened to kill their church pastor.

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Algerian Court Dismisses Case against Christians Accused of 'Blasphemy'

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The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) www.persecution.org has learned that a blasphemy case brought against three Christians was dismissed on October 29, 2008 by a court in Algeria. The court is located in Ain Turk, a town 267 miles away from Algiers, the capital.

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Evangelist Due in Algeria Court for "Shaking Muslim Faith"

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A Christian evangelist was due to appear in an Algerian court Wednesday, June 25, on charges related to "attempting to shake the Muslim faith," after allegedly receiving death threats.

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Algeria: Christian Charged with Evangelism -- Again

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Convicted of blasphemy and evangelism in two separate cases this year, an Algerian Christian goes on trial in west Algeria for a third time tomorrow, again for evangelism.

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Algeria: Christians Found Guilty of Proselytizing Muslims

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An Algerian court gave four Christians suspended sentences and fines today for seeking to convert Muslims to Christianity, a Protestant church leader said.

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Algeria: Prosecutor Demands 2-Year Sentence for Converts from Islam

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A state prosecutor in western Algeria demanded two-year jail sentences and large fines for six Muslim converts to Christianity yesterday in one of two trials against Christians that have caught the north African nation’s attention in the past week.

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Algeria: Why Authorities Have Begun Clamping Down on Christians

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The debate was urgent and often heated at the annual meeting of the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA) earlier this month. The looming question: whether to obey or disobey government orders that have closed over half of the North African country’s 50 Protestant churches in the past six months.

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