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The Algerian Protestant Church “fully shares the aspirations and the legitimate demands of the Algerian people in their peaceful fight for a modern and democratic Republic”.
Churches pray that the tensions caused by the postponement of the presidential election will result in a peaceful political transition.
According to World Watch List, released today by Open Doors International, 4,305 people died in 2018 because of their Christian faith. Christian persecution has drastically increased.
“Today I am far from my family, my wife, and my two daughters, without work or home”, he said. “Such is the lot of a Muslim who converts to Christianity in Algeria today”.
Police and customs officers interrogating the convert pressured him to renounce Christ.
More than 100 military personnel were on board the plane. It crashed in the province of Blida, near capital Algiers.
Christians are humiliated at airports, body-searched as if they were criminals or traffickers, compared to terrorists.
In recent months, authorities in Algeria have stepped up restrictions against Christian churches in the country, orchestrating what appears to be a “coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches”.
He posted a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the “lie” of Islam and its prophet.