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06/08/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Jamaa looked at the judge squarely and said, “Your Honor, I have found the answer to life. I cannot keep silent, for everyone is going to hell and must be rescued. Even you, Your Honor, are going to hell – but you too can turn to Jesus.”
You can imagine how the judge responded. Jamaa would spend the next 15 years in prison for “destroying property.”
“Fifteen years for two abandoned posts? It is scandalous. Jamaa presented a serious problem for the authorities. He displayed his convictions in broad daylight and it is for this reason he underwent a crackdown,” stated a friend who had known Jamaa since childhood.
The judge later amended the statement to include a charge of proselytization in Jamaa’s sentence.
Fourteen years after Jamaa’s prison sentence, his steadfast faith is a lesson for converts around the world. Though Morocco has become much more tolerant toward Christianity, Christians in Morocco constitute less than 1% of the population. Their minority status subjects them to cultural hostility and abridged religious rights.
Just in the past century, God’s quiet Church sprang up in the most unlikely of places – Iran, China, Cuba, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Through the efforts of brave believers like Jamaa, the Gospel will continue to spread like wildfire in the heart of northern Africa.
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