The Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco provides freedom of belief and religion, but this is not applicable to everyone. Moroccan Christians often face legal problems, including arrest, because according to Islamic law, they are considered apostate. For this reason, many, if not most, simply never publicly reveal their faith in Jesus Christ.
Christianity in Morocco
Morocco is a Muslim-majority country. As such, the Moroccan legislature does not relate to or represent non-religious or non-Muslim Moroccans. As far as it’s concerned, most Moroccans holding a national ID card are Muslims. The number of Christians in Morocco is estimated at 31,500 according to Open Doors, but there are no official statistics on the number of Christians. Most Moroccan newspapers rely on foreign reports regarding this topic. There are no surveys of Christians in Morocco, and this makes it difficult at best for researchers to address the subject.
Morocco presents itself as a tolerant country, but selectively, meaning that it accepts Jews and foreigners. Local Christians, however, are rejected,...
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