Algeria is among the worst offenders when it comes to suppressing the religious freedoms of Christians. But the problems there are reflective of the entire Muslim Middle East. What impact will the Arab states opening their arms to Israel have on this situation? Will drawing closer to the Jews also soften Muslim attitudes toward Christians?
Algeria offers an interesting case study in this regard. As noted, the country’s current treatment of Christians is abysmal. But this region was in ancient times a bastion of Christianity. And it is also situated just next door to the latest Arab state to normalize relations with Israel, Morocco. How will that development effect Algeria and its Christian community?
To answer these questions and more, Israel Today’s Arab world correspondent, Rami Dabbas, spoke with Angie Saad, a proud Algerian and former Muslim who came to faith in Jesus.
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