Islamic tolerance alert from Reuters, with thanks to Susan:
Algeria’s cabinet today approved a draft law aimed at combating the growing influence of evangelical Christian groups in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. A cabinet meeting yesterday approved a Justice Ministry bill to restrict the practice of religions other than Islam, and reinforce Islam’s constitutional status as the state religion, official media reported.
“The draft bill aims at filling a judicial loophole on the practice of religions other than Islam,” the government said in a statement carried by official media. The bill must now be approved by parliament.
The proposals contain “provisions to put an end to anarchic activities in Algeria by associations as well as foreign individuals, and to contain by the force of law proselytising campaigns that target Muslims in our country.”