George, Condi, this sounds like a regime right up your alley. Why not shoot them a few billion? From ArabicNews, with thanks to Fjordman:
The Algerian parliament has approved a law banning the call to embrace other religions than Islam.
This law states to jail anyone “trying to call on a Muslim to embrace another religion,” in remarks to the Christianizing (evangelize) campaigns taking place in the country.
The Algerian Ummah council (Senate) approved this decision on Monday. This decision which was approved by the national people’s council ( parliament) on March 15th is an attempt to withstand the Christianizing campaign which had witnessed a notable activity recently especially in al-Qabayel area east of the country.
The ratified law stated to sentence imprisonment for two to five years and a fee between 5 to 10 thousands EURO against “anyone urging or forcing or tempting, to convert a Muslim to another religion.”
The same penalty applies to every person, manufacturer, store or circulate publications or audo-visual or other means aiming at destabilizing attachment to Islam.
The law also bans practicing any religion “except Islam” “outside buildings allocated for that, and links specialized buildings aimed at practice of religion by a prior licensing.”