Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Christian in Algeria imprisoned for 5 years for sharing his faith with a Muslim

Here, I just keep asking for an example of a Muslim majority country that is secular and democratic. Sure, some ignorant people will come up with 2 or 3 names but a simple google check on these give a  contradictory situation existing on ground. It is pertinent to recall that OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) - a representative body of 57 Muslim majority nations - declared in the year 1991 that their source of laws will be Sharia law and Sharia law will be the ultimate arbitrator in resolving issues. Sharia law effectively bans propagation of any other faith, construction or reparation  of churches or temples and celebration of non-Islamic festivals in public etc.

In line with this kind of philosophy, Algeria shuts down 7 churches and imprisons a Christian because he was sharing his faith with a Muslim (here).
Washington -- International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that an Algerian Christian was sentenced to five years imprisonment for blasphemy in Oran on Wednesday after sharing his Christian faith with a neighbor. The verdict came days after authorities forced the permanent closure of seven Protestant churches in Algeria's BĂ©jaia province.
Siagh Krimo was charged by the Criminal Court of the Djamel District in Oran, who based their decision on Article 144 bis 2 of the Penal Code which criminalizes acts that "insult the prophet and any of the messengers of God, or denigrate the creed and precepts of Islam, whether by writing, drawing, declaration, or any other means." Krimo has ten days to appeal the sentence.
Krimo, who is married with a nine month old child, was arrested on April 14, along with another Christian, Sofiane, after sharing his Christian faith with a neighbor. Sofiane was released soon after the arrest, while Krimo was detained for three days. Krimo was known to hold weekly prayer services at his home, which Algerian Christians suspect were being closely monitored by the police........
One can read the full report from above given link.

These same Islamic nations spend Billions of Dollars for propagation of Islamic faith in infidel majority countries like USA, Europe and India etc.. They sponsor construction of mega mosques and Islamic centers - supposedly cultural but the real purpose is conversion - in all most all non-Muslim majority nations.

If ever one questions this one way traffic, so called Muslim reformers and their non-Muslim apologetics come up with bizarre arguments in Islam's defense ranging from 'Islam followed by all present day Islamic countries is not real Islam' to 'this is because of arrogance of petro dollars'.

After 1400 years, Muslim majority states do not know about their true Islam!!!

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