Mohammedan Madness Spreads to Algeria: Church Looted & Torched, Christians Arrested

Imagine if  people in Western Europe, the US or Australia would firebomb the mosques and arrest all  Mohammedans who carry a Koran!

Mohammedans do it all the time, and the world yawns:

Associated (with terrorists) Press:

Muslims desecrate and torch church in Algeria, Christians arrested for carrying bibles

ALGIERS, Algeria – Islamists looted and burned a Protestant church in Algeria, the congregation’s leader said Monday, suggesting they were inspired by a recent spate of religious intolerance in the Arab and Muslim world.

The church — hosted in an apartment block in the city of Tizi Ouzou some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east ofAlgiers, the Algerian capital — was ransacked and set ablaze on Saturday night, several Algerian newspapers said.

The independent El Watan daily published a picture of a smoldering pile of pulpits and desks that had been brought outside for destruction. It quoted the pastor of the local Pentecostal community, Mustapha Krireche, as saying worshippers fled the temple because local police had left a gathering of anti-Christian rioters unchecked.

The congregation was worshipping in the apartment block because it had not received official government approval to operate a church.

Mustapha Krim, the head of the Algerian Protestant Church association, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday that looters also set fire to a pile of Bibles and religious textbooks, and desecrated Christian crosses.

He said the looting showed “Islamist intolerance considers there is no room for Christian religious practices in Algeria,” and alleged it was “fueled by what just happened in Egypt,” where six people were killed in a church shooting during Christmas celebrations. In mainly Muslim Malaysia, nine churches have been attacked recently — the assailants used firebombs and in one case, paint — amid violence against the country’s Christian minority.

The Protestant Church in Algeria filed five separate complaints for arson and looting with local authorities, Krim said Monday.

“Authorities don’t want to get involved because they’re worried of getting in trouble with the Islamists,” Krim said.

There was no official comment from Algeria’s government on the church looting. A senior police officer in the town of Tizi Ouzou confirmed the police hadn’t intervened, despite the complaints. He said authorities couldn’t intervene because the church hadn’t been authorized as a place of worship.

“What happened is appalling, but the apartment wasn’t an authorized house to practice a religion,” the police officer said, requesting anonymity because Algerian law bars security forces from talking to the media.

The officer said local authorities had ordered the church to shut down in November because the apartment hadn’t received approval to function as a place of worship.

The officer denied police were caving in to Islamist pressure, pointing out that security forces regularly battle Islamist militants in the mountains around Tizi Ouzou, considered the stronghold of the local al-Qaidaoffshoot.

Krim said the 300 Pentecostal practitioners in the area used the apartment because authorities had refused to provide them with another venue.

An overwhelmingly Muslim nation where Islam is the religion of state, Algeria allows the practice of other faiths in authorized venues. A few Roman Catholic churches are still open, left over from the French colonial era.

But small Protestant groups have been accused of proselytizing, or trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, which is illegal in Algeria. Several Protestants were prosecuted last year for illegally carrying Bibles or converting people to Christianity.

Krim said the Algerian Protestant Association was officially registered in 2003 and is tolerated by authorities, but often turned down by the Ministry of Religious Affairs when it files requests for houses of worship.

3 thoughts on “Mohammedan Madness Spreads to Algeria: Church Looted & Torched, Christians Arrested”

  1. “But small Protestant groups have been accused of proselytizing, or trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, which is illegal in Algeria.”

    It will be illegal everywhere the Beast rules, but in vain – the Beast & false prophet will be cast alive into the lake of fire …

  2. Fear of the power of the Gospel is gripping Algeria. They have the highest number of converts in all of North Africa. This is one of Satan’s strogholds and he will not let go of it without a fight.

  3. “Imagine if people in Western Europe, the US or Australia would firebomb the mosques and arrest all Mohammedans who carry a Koran!”

    At last! A sensible idea. The War against the Islamization of civilized countries will not be won until we start returning fire with fire. Mohammedans are waging war and getting away with it. Civilized peoples must retaliate before it is too late. If it means using their methods, so be it.

    Being squeamish does not win wars. And it is a WAR. We have to fight for our survival. NOW!

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