Christians in Morocco: A Crisis of Faith

by KACIE GRAVES; Photos by JULIA LEVINE

This article was published by U.S. News & World Report on Sept. 30, 2015. Read it HERE.

RABAT, Morocco — Mohammad, 65, remembers his first encounter with the police 30 years ago. He marks where he received the bruises, and grabs his throat to illustrate how the police strangled him with a belt. A convert to Christianity, Mohammed says he and his wife, Fatima, also a Christian, were imprisoned for 19 days because of their religion.

During his incarceration, Mohammad says he was forced to recite the Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith.

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