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On November 28, a Moroccan court sentenced a German tourist, Sadek Noshi Yassa (64) to six months in prison and a fine of 500 dirhams ($68 CAD) for trying to "shake the faith of a Muslim." Authorities allege that Yassa was distributing books and CDs about the Christian faith to young Muslims on the streets of Agadir. The case follows reports in the local media that some Christians were launching a clandestine campaign to convert Moroccan Muslims to Christianity. Contrary to a Reuters report on November 30 that Sadek had been imprisoned, The Voice of the Martyrs has been informed that he was able to leave Morocco before the sentence was handed down.

Pray for the continued spread of the gospel in Morocco despite opposition.

For more information on the persecution of Christians in Morocco, click here.

Country Information

36,561,813 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Arab-Berber (99), other (1)

Religion (%)
Muslim (99), Other - includes Christian (1)

King Mohammed VI (1999)

Government type
Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Legal system
Mixed legal system of civil law based on French law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Morocco

Pray that many churches and mission agencies will take up the challenge of reaching out to the Muslims in Morocco with the love of Christ

Pray those who are seeking Christ will come to faith in Him.


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Morocco News

  • Evangelism Charges Dropped Against Convert

    The charges against Mohamed El Baladi, a convert to Christianity who was arrested for "shaking the faith of a Muslim," were recently overturned. While the judge ruled that Mohamed had engaged in general conversation about his faith, there was no evidence that he had coerced or offered financial ince

  • Convert Tentatively Released from Prison

    Mohamed El Baladi was released from the Moroccan prison where he had been confined since his arrest in late August. However, the release has only been granted until his official appeal hearing, which is scheduled for October 10th. Mohamed was initially sentenced to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment

  • Christian Convert Imprisoned for Evangelizing

    During a recent court hearing, a Moroccan Christian man was ordered to serve a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for evangelizing Muslims. On August 28th, police raided the home of 34-year-old Mohamed el Baldi, of Ain Aicha, confiscating his Bible and about 30 additional Christian books. Following

  • Three secret believers arrested

    Three Christian men were arrested in a city café on March 1 in Morocco. During the arrest, police apparently gained information about other secret believers in the country. The arrest involved two young men who were meeting with an older believer from another city. While the two young men were relea