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    Evangelical Christians meeting banned in Tizi Ouzou



    Public authorities have starting implementing religious observance law in Algeria. Tizi Ouzo’s authorities stopped, last week, a French group’s activities planning to organize a conference about “Evangelical Christianity” in the town of Tizi Ouzou.

    Well informed sources stated to El Khabar that planned activities were supposed to be exercised in a villa bought, in 2002, by French monk Philip Martinez. This monk has been prevented from getting into Algeria since the evangelization issue in Algeria was raised by El Khabar in 2002.

    The same sources added that this French group got into Algeria as tourists and yet they attempted to organize meetings within so-called Evangelical Christians. Some citizens were invited to attend bringing with them 200 dinars for each other. They informed the security services which intervened to prevent this non-authorized meeting.

    It is noteworthy that the adopted law stipulates clearly a prison sentence from 2 to 5 years with a fine of 500 thousands to one million dinars (5000 to 10000 euros) “against anyone inciting, forcing or using stratagems of seduction to oblige Muslims to convert to another religion”. The law foresees, as well, the same sanctions against anyone “making, stocking, or spreading circulars or video tapes aiming at shaking Islam”. This law forbids any religious observance out of reserved buildings except Islam. After the new law's promulgation, Abdullah Ghoulamallah, Minister of Religious Affairs had declared that the law was meant to prohibit religious activities and secret evangelization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-khiyal


    Public authorities have starting implementing religious observance law in Algeria. Tizi Ouzo’s authorities stopped, last week, a French group’s activities planning to organize a conference about “Evangelical Christianity” in the town of Tizi Ouzou.

    Well informed sources stated to El Khabar that planned activities were supposed to be exercised in a villa bought, in 2002, by French monk Philip Martinez. This monk has been prevented from getting into Algeria since the evangelization issue in Algeria was raised by El Khabar in 2002.

    The same sources added that this French group got into Algeria as tourists and yet they attempted to organize meetings within so-called Evangelical Christians. Some citizens were invited to attend bringing with them 200 dinars for each other. They informed the security services which intervened to prevent this non-authorized meeting.

    It is noteworthy that the adopted law stipulates clearly a prison sentence from 2 to 5 years with a fine of 500 thousands to one million dinars (5000 to 10000 euros) “against anyone inciting, forcing or using stratagems of seduction to oblige Muslims to convert to another religion”. The law foresees, as well, the same sanctions against anyone “making, stocking, or spreading circulars or video tapes aiming at shaking Islam”. This law forbids any religious observance out of reserved buildings except Islam. After the new law's promulgation, Abdullah Ghoulamallah, Minister of Religious Affairs had declared that the law was meant to prohibit religious activities and secret evangelization.

    Evangelical Christians meeting banned in Tizi Ouzou
    So they were banned from just having a meeting? I'm no fan of evangelical churches but really, how pathetic



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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-khiyal
    They informed the security services which intervened to prevent this non-authorized meeting.
    Presumably there is a legal mechanism to hold meetings, it appears that the clandestine nature of arrangements for this one is what prompted the ban.

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    Right, but why do they need legal permission to hold a religious meeting anyway? Is Bible bashing considered a terrorist activity or something?



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    Well, as the purpose of the legislation is to prevent the 'evangelizing of Muslims' presumably some transparency about the purposes of any meeting is now required in advance.

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    Sounds like ghastly, oppressive legislation to me - people should be free to promote their religion if they want to.

    For instance, someone should be able to (and in the UK, they can) ask me to become a Hindu, Christian, Muslim or whatever, if they feel that they should. Assuming that it's within my power to say "no", obviously.



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    The same sources added that this French group got into Algeria as tourists and yet they attempted to organize meetings within so-called Evangelical Christians.
    There are many meetings held and shown on tv with christian guests from Jerusalem , Africa and asia . this group does not seem to have Healthy intentions (see quote)
    Friendship

    [60:8] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.

    [60:9] GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors

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