* There are no NO-GO zones in England. Repeat after me: there are no NO-GO zones in England. But but but what is this then….?
A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham.
Warned: Arthur Cunningham [left] and Joseph Abraham
The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a “hate crime” and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that “no-go areas” for Christians are emerging in British towns and cities, as the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, claimed in The Sunday Telegraph this year.
Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, both full-time evangelical ministers, have launched legal action against West Midlands Police, claiming the officer infringed their right to profess their religion.
Mr Abraham said: “I couldn’t believe this was happening in Britain. The Bishop of Rochester was criticised by the Church of England recently when he said there were no-go areas in Britain but he was right; there are certainly no-go areas for Christians who want to share the gospel.”
More on this story from the Telegraph
Algeria: “Christian evangelists engage in secret activity that violates the Koran and the Sunna in one way or another”
By Hamid Ould Ahmed
ALGIERS, May 31 (Reuters) – Algeria hit back on Saturday at foreign accusations minority Christians are harassed, saying Protestant evangelicals were secretly trying to divide Algerians to colonise the mainly Muslim north African country.
*Â Algeria Shuts Down 26 Protestant Churches
Abu Amrane Chikh, head of the government-appointed Higher Islamic Council, said uproar in the West over a recent prosecution of an Algerian woman on a charge of practising Christianity was being fomented for the benefit of foreigners.
“There are some church evangelists and reformist journalists who want to sow discord among brothers, and their long-term political goal is to create a Christian minority coupled with some foreign institutions,” he said in an interview with the website of the El Khabar daily newspaper.
“This is a new form of colonization that is hidden behind freedom of worship,” said Chikh, whose body regulates religious practice in the former French colony.
“The evangelist movement is characterized by a secret activity that violates the Koran and the Sunna in one way or another,” he said, referring to Islam’s holy book and Islamic practice based on words and deeds of the Prophet.
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