Clearly the officials who fined and jailed this Christian were moderates; in Saudi Arabia he would have been executed. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Morocco: “Moroccan Christian Jailed for ‘Shaking the Faith of a Muslim,'” by Joseph DeCaro for Worthy News, September 12:
RABAT, MOROCCO (Worthy News)– A Moroccan Christian has been fined and jailed for “shaking the faith of a Muslim.”
Spreading Christianity is prohibited under Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code; the maximum sentence for this offense is three to six months’ imprisonment, but in a September hearing, Mohamed el Baldi was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years!
Baldi was arrested after his house was raided on August 28 and all his religious belongings were confiscated, according to World Watch Monitor.
Baldi, who converted to Christianity almost seven years ago, confessed that he attended Christian meetings in the towns of Meknes and Rabat.
During his hearing, Baldi’s mother was said to have asked Allah to exact revenge on whoever tampered with her son’s mind.
Having a population more than 99 percent Muslim, Morocco is ranked 39th on the Open Doors International World Watch List of countries where practicing Christianity is the most difficult.